The Magic Flut

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The Magic Flute is one of the most enchanting and magical operas out there. Playing from December 19,2018 -January 5,2019 Julie Taymor’s abridged, English-language production is a perfect family Christmas treat. A two-act opera by Mozart, it’s conducted by Harry Bicket and stars soprano Erin Morley as Pamina and tenor Ben Bliss as Tamino. The Magic Flute, which originally premiered in 1791 in Vienna just two months before Mozart’s death, follows the story of the handsome prince Tamino, who vows to rescue Pamina, the daughter of the mysterious Queen of the Night, from the so-called evil kidnapper Sarastro – but Tamino soon finds out that all is not as it seems…

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The Magic Flute 2018-2019

Now a holiday tradition, Julie Taymor’s beloved production of Mozart’s enchanting fairy tale returns in its abridged, English-language version for families. Soprano Erin Morley, last seen at the Met as a brilliant Olympia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, is the empowered Pamina, and tenor Ben Bliss is the valiant Tamino. Baritone Nathan Gunn is the comic birdcatcher Papageno, and soprano Kathryn Lewek reprises her hair-raising rendition of the malevolent Queen of the Night. Harry Bicket conducts.

Abridged production of The Magic Flute a gift of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Bill Rollnick and Nancy Ellison Rollnick

Original production of Die Zauberflöte a gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Kravis

Original funding from John Van Meter. The Annenberg Foundation, Karen and Kevin Kennedy, Bill Rollnick and Nancy Ellison Rollnick, Mr. and Mrs. William R. Miller, Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman, and Mr. and Mrs. Eza K. Zilkha [1]

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