The Magic Flute
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Opera in two acts
Sung in German
Libretto: Emanuel Schikaneder
Premiere: 1791 in Vienna
The young prince Tamino falls in love with a portrait of Pamina. The Queen of the Night, Pamina's mother, commissions him to free her daughter from the clutches of her adversary Sarastro. Alongside the jolly bird catcher Papageno, and with he help of an enchanted glockenspiel and magic flute, Tamino sets off on a dangerous journey in search of his beloved.
"Die Zauberflöte" is one of Mozart's most popular and enigmatic operas. Since its Viennese premiere in December 1791, it remains one of the most frequently performed operas in the world, thrilling audiences of all ages with its unique fairytale plot and philosophical ideology.
Sarastro Young Doo Park
, Albert PesendorferTamino Matthew Swensen
, Andrei Danilov
, Martin Piskorski
, Gustavo QuaresmaThe Queen of the Night Aleksandra JovanovićQueen of the Night Rainelle KrausePamina Anna El-Khashem
, Sumi HwangPapageno Christopher Bolduc
, Benjamin RussellPapagena Stella AnMonostatos Erik BiegelFirst Lady Sharon KemptonSecond Lady Fleuranne BrockwayThird Lady Romina BoscoloSpeaker of the Temple, First Priest, Second Armoured Man KS Thomas de VriesSecond Priest, First Armoured Man Ralf RachbauerThree child-spirits Solisten des Knabenchores der Chorakademie DortmundChor des Hessischen Staatstheaters Wiesbaden
, Hessisches Staatsorchester Wiesbaden