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Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)

Gran Teatre del Liceu: AuditorioumBarcelona, Catalonia, 08002, Spain
Dates/times in Madrid time zone
Thursday 30 June 202219:00
Friday 01 July 202219:00
Saturday 02 July 202218:00
Performers
Gran Teatre del Liceu
Paolo BortolameolliConductorJun 27, Jul 01
Gustavo DudamelConductor
Sir David McVicarDirector
John MacfarlaneSet Designer, Costume Designer
Paule ConstableLighting Designer
Orquesta Sinfónica del Gran Teatre del Liceu
Coro del Gran Teatre del Liceu
Jean KalmanLighting Designer
Angelo SmimmoRevival Director
Javier CamarenaTenorTaminoJun 20, 22, 26, 27, Jul 01
Julien BehrTenorTaminoJun 21, 25, 28, 30, Jul 02
Lucy CroweSopranoPaminaJun 20, 22, 26, 27, Jul 01
Nuria RialSopranoPaminaJun 21, 25, 28, 30, Jul 02
Kathryn LewekSopranoQueen of the NightJun 20, 22, 26, 27, Jul 01
Sara BlanchSopranoQueen of the NightJun 21, 25, 28, 30, Jul 02
Thomas OliemansBaritonePapagenoJun 20, 22, 26, 27, Jul 01
Joan Martín-RoyoBassPapagenoJun 21, 25, 28, 30, Jul 02
Stephen MillingBassSarastroJun 20, 22, 26, 27, Jul 01
John RelyeaBass-baritoneSarastroJun 21, 25, 28, 30, Jul 02
David LagaresBaritone, BassSecond Armoured Man, Second Priest
Berna PerlesSopranoFirst Lady
Gemma Coma-AlabertMezzo-sopranoSecond Lady
Marta InfanteMezzo-sopranoThird Lady
Matthias GoerneBaritoneThe Speaker (Der Sprecher)
Serena SáenzSopranoPapagena
Roger PadullésTenorMonostatos
Albert CasalsTenorFirst Priest
Conxita GarciaChoirmaster / chorus director

Production: Royal Opera House

A children’s story for some, a profound meditation on life and death for others, Mozart’s opera is a referential work, but it is also a medium where the composer expressed his deep spiritual beliefs. Thus, in this work he brings together the main concerns of the Enlightenment and the 18th century: education, morality, religion, culture, nature...

If there is one production that has marked a generation of European spectators, it is undoubtedly this one, by director David McVicar. Its spectacular nature transports us to a fantastic world of dancing animals, flying machines and starry skies. A fascinating setting to host, in a manner both humorous and stern, the fantastic story of the quest of Prince Tamino and his beloved Pamina, with two antagonistic powers in contention: Sarastro (light and truth) and the Queen of the Night (darkness and deception). The production reveals the enigmas of a score encompassing the entire universe. An immediate success since its premiere, at the heart of this charming tale there is a defiled paradise of wisdom, knowledge, constancy of universal values and virtue that needs to be rebalanced.

The presence of Gustavo Dudamel in the highly anticipated debut of this opera will highlight a work full of contradictory binomials: day/night, male/female, rationality/superstition or emotion/logic, drawing us into the infinite details of this colossal kaleidoscopic score, making these sessions historic. On this occasion, the grand final solo represents the triumph of truth over abuse.

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