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Work: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)

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ComposerMozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)
PeriodClassical
Year1791
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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Aix-en-ProvenceDie Zauberflöte

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Raphaël Pichon; Simon McBurney; Michael Levine; Nicky Gillibrand; Stanislas de Barbeyrac; Mari Eriksmoen

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Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Constantinos Carydis; Lydia Steier; Katharina Schlipf; Ursula Kudrna; Matthias Goerne; Mauro Peter

BerlinDie Zauberflöte

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Nikolas Nägele; Günter Krämer; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Stephan Zilias; Andreas Reinhardt; Siobhan Stagg

AmsterdamDie Zauberflöte

Die Zauberflöte
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Antonello Manacorda; Simon McBurney; Dutch National Opera; Michael Levine; Nicky Gillibrand; Dimitry Ivashchenko; Stanislas de Barbeyrac

BerlinDie Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)

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Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Ainārs Rubiķis; Barrie Kosky; Komische Oper Berlin; Suzanne Andrade; Chor der Komischen Oper Berlin; Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin
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Truth and Wisdom: a searching Zauberflöte at Garsington

Louise Alder (Pamina) with Lucas Rebato, Frederick Jemison, Dionysios Sevastakis (Three Boys) © Johan Persson
A twist on the usual Enlightenment path, this is an admirable production, excellently executed.
****1
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Flute still mesmerizing at The Met

Markus Werba (Papageno) © Richard Termine | Metropolitan Opera
The musical experience was dominated by the imagery making spectators feel, at least at times, overwhelmed.
****1
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Magicking Flutes – and pink elephants

Rachel Sterrenberg (Pamina) © Kelly & Massa Photography
Mozart meets the movies as 1927's wacky production comes to Opera Philadelphia. 
****1
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A spirited revival of The Magic Flute at Covent Garden

Roderick Williams (Papageno) and Siobhan Stagg (Pamina) © ROH | Tristram Kenton
In Thomas Guthrie’s revival of Sir David McVicar’s sober 2003 production of Mozart’s Singspiel, it was the pantomime elements of the show which registered strongly.
****1
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Mozart's Magic Flute at Longborough

Julian Hubbard (Tamino) © Matthew Williams-Ellis
A fresh, yet traditional Magic Flute at Longborough uses puppetry to bring an atmosphere of fairytale onto the stage, with fine singing from a strong cast. 
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