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Find classical music concert, opera, ballet and dance reviews | Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)

Thomas Oliemans (Papageno) © Donald Cooper
London

Simon McBurney's Magic Flute makes a joyous return to ENO

By , 14 March 2019
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Komische Oper Berlin's Zauberflöte © Michael Smith
Auckland

Kosky's mesmerising Magic Flute in Auckland

By , 08 March 2019
****1
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Ben Johnson (Tamino) © Bill Cooper
Cardiff

Bowler hats and lobsters: WNO's surreal Magic Flute returns

By , 17 February 2019
***11
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Samantha Hay (The Queen of the Night) © Alastair Muir
Leeds

A fetching, inventive Magic Flute – with a dark side – from Opera North

By , 19 January 2019
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Stanislas de Barbeyrac (Tamino) © Michel Schnater
Amsterdam

In Amsterdam, McBurney's Die Zauberflöte continues to delight

By , 12 September 2018
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Guido Loconsolo (Papageno) and Valentina Mastrangelo (Pamina) © Alfredo Tabocchini
Macerata

Graham Vick's new Magic Flute opens the Macerata Opera Festival

By , 20 July 2018
***11
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Trial by water: Stanislas de Barbeyrac (Tamino), Mari Eriksmoen (Pamina) © Pascal Victor | artcompress
Aix-en-Provence

Putting the magic back into Zauberflöte: Simon McBurney at Aix

By , 06 July 2018
*****
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Louise Alder (Pamina) with Lucas Rebato, Frederick Jemison, Dionysios Sevastakis (Three Boys) © Johan Persson
High Wycombe

Truth and Wisdom: a searching Zauberflöte at Garsington

By , 31 May 2018
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Markus Werba (Papageno) © Richard Termine | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Julie Taymor’s Magic Flute is still mesmerizing at The Met

By , 10 October 2017
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Rachel Sterrenberg (Pamina) © Kelly & Massa Photography
Philadelphia

Magicking Flutes – and pink elephants – in the Roaring Twenties in Philadelphia

By , 15 September 2017
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Roderick Williams (Papageno) and Siobhan Stagg (Pamina) © ROH | Tristram Kenton
London

Roderick Williams’ charming birdcatcher leads a spirited revival of The Magic Flute at Covent Garden

By , 14 September 2017
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Julian Hubbard (Tamino) © Matthew Williams-Ellis
Moreton-in-Marsh

Who pulls the strings? Mozart's Magic Flute at Longborough

By , 15 July 2017
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Thorsten Grümbel (Sarastro) and Johannes Preißinger (Monostatos) © Hans Jörg Michel
Düsseldorf

Primo il cinema e poi la musica: Die Zauberflöte in Düsseldorf

By , 27 May 2017
****1
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Christina Poulitsi (Queen of the Night) © Philip Newton
Seattle

Seattle Opera's Magic Flute as enchanting as ever

By , 06 May 2017
***11
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Komische Oper's Die Zauberflöte © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
Budapest

Komische Oper's Zauberflöte enchants Budapest

By , 20 April 2017
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Joel Annmo (Tamino) © Hans Nilsson
Stockholm

A fun, interactive Magic Flute in Stockholm

By , 26 December 2016
***11
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Andrew Staples (Tamino) Ann Toomey, Lauren Decker and Annie Rosen (Three Ladies) © Todd Rosenberg
Chicago

The Magic Flute: American nostalgia invoked in Chicago

By , 10 December 2016
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Szilveszter Szélpál (Papageno) and Eva Kovács (Pamina) © Szeged National Theatre
London

Melodrama becomes madness: a sensational Magic Flute in Hackney

By , 21 October 2016
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© Rob Coles for Iford Arts
Bradford on Avon

Jungle drums beating true: Mozart's Magic Flute at Iford

By , 09 July 2016
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Randall Bills (Tamino) © Marty Melville
Auckland

Awkward direction hampers New Zealand Opera's Magic Flute in Auckland

By , 16 June 2016
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Hanna-Elisabeth Müller (Pamina) © Belinda Lawley
London

Leather and velvet: the Budapest Festival Orchestra's Magic Flute at the Royal Festival Hall

By , 10 May 2016
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Nicholas Cannon (Papageno) and Naomi Hede (Pamina) © Darren Williams
Adelaide

Mozart among the Masons: The Magic Flute in Adelaide’s Masonic Hall

By , 18 February 2016
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Peter Coleman-Wright (Papageno) © ENO | Robbie Jack
London

An incandescent Magic Flute from Mark Wigglesworth at ENO

By , 05 February 2016
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John Longmuir (Tamino) © Branco Gaica
Sydney

Puppetry and pantomime: The Magic Flute in Sydney

By , 07 January 2016
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© Cory Weaver / San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

A colorful but static Magic Flute in San Francisco

By , 20 October 2015
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Komische Oper's The Magic Flute © Iko Freese, drama-berlin.de 1
Edinburgh

Komische Oper’s Die Zauberflöte enchants at the Edinburgh Festival

By , 27 August 2015
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Amsterdam

Polished stagecraft still wields its magic in Dutch National Opera’s Zauberflöte

By , 04 March 2015
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London

Strongly cast revival of McVicar’s Enlightenment production of Die Zauberflöte at Covent Garden

By , 23 February 2015
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Cardiff

Lobsters, bowler hats and The Financial Times: The Magic Flute given Magritte makeover by Welsh National Opera

By , 13 February 2015
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Zürich

Die Zauberflöte in Zurich: Celestial music, but a distracting production

By , 07 December 2014
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New York City

Julie Taymor's Magic Flute returns to The Met

By , 06 October 2014
***11
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Vienna

Vaudeville and shadow puppets: Die Zauberflöte in Vienna

By , 09 June 2014
***11
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London

Fun-filled Magic Flute from ETO in Hackney

By , 07 March 2014
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Vienna

Die Zauberflöte at the Vienna Staatsoper a mixed bag

By , 20 November 2013
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London

Simon McBurney's ingenious Magic Flute for English National Opera

By , 07 November 2013
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Berlin

Fine singing and unfortunate staging at the Deutsche Oper's Magic Flute

By , 09 October 2013
***11
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London

A mixed bag from the Jette Parker Young Artists at the Royal Opera House

By , 30 June 2013
***11
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Berlin

Komische Oper Berlin's Flute is indeed magic

By , 25 May 2013
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Berlin

Hope in adversity: The Berlin Philharmonic and Radio Choir perform Tippett and Dean

By , 26 April 2013
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London

Die Zauberflöte at Covent Garden

By , 16 April 2013
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Toronto

The Magic Flute as great musical comedy from Opera Atelier in Toronto

By , 06 April 2013
***11
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London

The Magic Flute gets metatheatrical with the Merry Opera Company

By , 07 February 2013
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Glasgow

Scottish Opera's steampunk Magic Flute delights

By , 27 October 2012
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London

The last revival: The Magic Flute at London Coliseum

By , 13 September 2012
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Salzburg

A visually brilliant but serious Zauberflöte at the Salzburg Festival

By , 04 August 2012
****1
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San Francisco

An English Magic Flute at San Francisco Opera

By , 29 June 2012
***11
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Glasgow

Die Zauberflöte delights at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

By , 13 June 2012
****1
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London

Die Zauberflöte at the Royal Academy Opera

By , 12 March 2012
****1
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Sydney

Mozart meets the pantomime in Sydney

By , 27 January 2012
***11
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Chicago

Once upon a time at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 10 December 2011
****1
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