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Met’s family-friendly Magic Flute vanquishes the forces of darkness

New York City's Metropolitan Opera restages its shorter, family-friendly version of Mozart's The Magic Flute with great music and delightful visuals.
*****
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Washington National Opera's merry take on Mozart's Magic Flute

Could The Magic Flute be the next Nutcracker? A child-friendly take on the classic in a mash-up of pyramids and petticoats.

***11
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Die Zauberflöte at Glyndebourne: a mixed bag of paper cut-outs

André Barbe and Renaud Doucet's Magic Flute is ideal entertainment for a fizz-filled summer night.
***11
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Faith and anguish: Carmélites at the Met

An unforgettable evening at the Met as John Dexter's production of Poulenc's masterpiece is revived to close the season. 
****1
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Reality and fantasy in Orlando Paladino in Munich

Axel Ranisch's production makes heavy use of film to tell a comic story of a medieval knight in love.
****1
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Journey to nowhere: Il viaggio a Reims at the Deutsche Oper

The Deutsche Oper's production of Rossini's sparkling occasion piece is big on gags but short on stardust.
***11
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