Opera

Die Zauberflöte

The Magic Flute
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Sung in German
Opera in two acts | Libretto: Emanuel Schikaneder
First performance: 1791 in Vienna
Fr, 14.10.2016
New Production | PremiereGrosses Haus19:30 - 22:35
Katharina Konradi
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Ioan Hotea
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Ioan Hotea, Sharon Kempton, Silvia Hauer, Romina Boscolo
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Christopher Bolduc, Solisten des Knabenchores der Chorakademie Dortmund
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Ioan Hotea, Katharina Konradi
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Katharina Konradi, Benedikt Nawrath, Chorherren
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Silvia Hauer, Romina Boscolo, Gloria Rehm, Benedikt Nawrath, Sharon Kempton
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Ioan Hotea, Katharina Konradi
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Christopher Bolduc, Young Doo Park, Katharina Konradi, Chor
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Gloria Rehm
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Young Doo Park
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Christopher Bolduc, Ioan Hotea, Sharon Kempton, Romina Boscolo, Silvia Hauer, Chorherren
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Stella An, Christopher Bolduc
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Ioan Hotea, Katharina Konradi, Christopher Bolduc
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Katharina Konradi, Ioan Hotea
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Christopher Bolduc
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Young Doo Park, Gloria Rehm, Ensemble, Chor
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Gloria Rehm, Young Doo Park
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Katharina Konradi, Solisten des Knabenchores der Chorakademie Dortmund
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Katharina Konradi
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The objective? To free mankind from the darkness of superstition and hate; to lead the way to a brighter world of reasoning, clarity of mind and brotherly love. The driving force? Power and love. The means? Wisdom, music and art. The time? From antique mysterious symbolism via Maria Theresa to the present. The cast? A prince, a queen, three ladies, child-spirits, a sage, a moor, mother and daughter, a buffoon, guards and informants – the whole spectrum of humanity, complete with individuals and their personal feelings, desires, intentions and ideological groupings. Add to this a couple who walk through fire and water and a magic spell which binds all the various elements together, and we are set for an exciting journey from darkness into the light.

“Something with this effect upon an entire nation must certainly be one of the most potent agents of fermentation...”, the “Journal des Luxus und der Moden” wrote of Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte” in 1794. The piece, which had its premiere in Emanuel Schikaneder’s humble fringe theatre in Vienna, has long since taken its rightful place as a type of operatic shrine, and remains one of the top five German Singspiele in the world repertoire. Its music remains ever-popular, and it is not only Classical music fans who know the Queen of the Night’s stunningly shrill coloratura aria, the tune of the jolly Bird Catcher, Tamino’s romantic “Bildnis” aria, or Sarastro’s great aria of forgiveness. “Zauberflöte” is a work which successfully preserves the allure and mystery of fairytale, symbolism, rites of passage, suburban Viennese shindig and human enigma.

2017 International May Festival

Die Zauberflöte
The Magic Flute
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Sung in German
Opera in two acts | Libretto: Emanuel Schikaneder
First performance: 1791 in Vienna

Under the baton of Konrad Junghänel, “Wiesbaden’s trump card for Mozart” (Frankfurter Rundschau), shooting star Katharina Konradi and Operalia winner Ioan Hotea are joined by gala guests Michael Nagy as Papageno and Günther Groissböck as Sarastro.

With:
Sarastro Günther Groissböck Tamino Ioan Hotea Queen of the Night Gloria Rehm Pamina Katharina Konradi First Lady Sharon Kempton Second Lady Silvia Hauer Third Lady Romina Boscolo Three child-spirits Solisten des Knabenchores der Chorakademie Dortmund Papageno Michael Nagy Papagena Stella An Monostatos Benedikt Nawrath Second Priest, First Armoured Man Aaron Cawley Speaker, First Priest, Second Armoured Man Stephanos Tsirakoglou

Cast

Conductor Konrad Junghänel
Director Carsten Kochan
Stage Designer Matthias Schaller, Susanne Füller
Costume Designer Susanne Füller
Lighting Designer Klaus Krauspenhaar
Video Gérard Naziri
Chorus Master Albert Horne
Dramaturgy Regine Palmai
Sarastro Young Doo Park
Tamino Ioan Hotea, Gustavo Quaresma
The Queen of the Night Gloria Rehm
Pamina Katharina Konradi
Papageno Christopher Bolduc
First Lady Sharon Kempton
Second Lady Silvia Hauer
Third Lady Romina Boscolo
Three child-spirits Solisten des Knabenchores der Chorakademie Dortmund
Papageno Christopher Bolduc
Papagena Stella An
Monostatos Benedikt Nawrath
Second Priest, First Armoured Man Aaron Cawley
Speaker of the Temple, First Priest, Second Armoured Man Stephanos Tsirakoglou
Chor & Statisterie des Hessischen Staatstheaters Wiesbaden, Hessisches Staatsorchester Wiesbaden

Dates

2017 International May Festival | New ProductionGrosses Haus19:30 - 22:35
New ProductionGrosses Haus16:00 - 19:05