the magic flute

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Opéra Bastille - from 23 January to 23 February 2017

Die Zauberflöte - La Flûte Enchantée

Opera in two acts (1791)

Music
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto
Emanuel Schikaneder

In German

Conductor
Henrik Nánási
Director
Robert Carsen
Tamino
Stanislas de Barbeyrac
Pavol Breslik
Erste Dame
Gabriela Scherer
Andreea Soare
Zweite Dame
Annika Schlicht
Dritte Dame
Nadine Weissmann
Papageno
Michael Volle
Florian Sempey
Papagena
Christina Gansch
Sarastro
René Pape
Tobias Kehrer
Monostatos
Andreas Conrad
Pamina
Nadine Sierra
Kate Royal
Elsa Dreisig
Königin der Nacht
Albina Shagimuratova
Sabine Devieilhe
Der Sprecher
José Van Dam
Erster Priester
Sebastian Pilgrim
Zweitter Priester
Paul Kaufmann
Erster Geharnischter Mann
Martin Homrich
Zweitter Geharnischter Mann
Luke Stoker
Drei Knaben
Solistes des Aurelius Sängerknaben Calw
Set design
Michael Levine
Costume design
Petra Reinhardt
Lighting design
Robert Carsen
Peter Van Praet
Video
Martin Eidenberger
Dramaturgy
Ian Burton
Chorus master
José Luis Basso

Orchestre et Chœurs de l'Opéra national de Paris

Coproduction avec le Festspielhaus, Baden-Baden

Surtitrage en français et en anglais

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Mozart’s last opera is a firework display that takes the form of a tale of initiation. A prince from a far‑off land in search of a vaguely suicidal princess rubs shoulders with a giant serpent, a boastful but cowardly bird catcher, the Queen of the Night and a seemingly tenebrous High Priest imposing strange rites of passage… From this improbable mixture emerges a magical and dramatic work that can be appreciated either as a marvellous tale for children or as the most profound meditation on life and death. After an initial production for the Aix-en-Provence Festival, Robert Carsen renews his relationship with Mozart’s operatic works after a gap of twenty years. His new perspective on the work brings to life a Magic Flute that is both refined and elegant: a sober jewel in which appearances often prove misleading…

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