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The magic flute

Opéra Bastille - from 27 April to 15 June 2019

The magic flute

Opera Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Opéra Bastille - from 27 April to 15 June 2019

3h05 with 1 interval

Language : German

Surtitle : French / English

  • Opening night : 27 April 2019


In few words:

Mozart’s last opera can be seen as a marvellous tale for children or as an ardent meditation on human existence. A prince from a far-off land on a quest to find a slightly suicidal princess encounters a giant snake and a swaggering bird catcher, the Queen of the Night and a mysterious High Priest imposing strange rites of passage… Drawing inspiration from the words of the composer in a letter to his father, the director Robert Carsen provides an elegant and sober Magic Flute, a dark jewel that conquers Death and makes it “our best friend”, – a source of reassurance and consolation.

  • Opening
  • First part 70 mn
  • Intermission 30 mn
  • Second part 85 mn
  • End


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Audio clips

La Flûte Enchantée (saison 18/19) - Ouverture

La Flûte Enchantée (saison 18/19)- Acte II - Vannina Santoni (Pamina)

La Flûte Enchantée (saison 18/19) - Acte I - Florian Sempey (Papageno)

La Flûte Enchantée (saison 18/19) - Acte II - Jodie Devos (Reine De La Nuit)

Media coverage

  • C’est le point fort de Carsen : la primauté du théâtre, avec ses gestes, ses déplacements et ses surprises, dans un souci de variété qui éveille constamment l’attention.

    Guillaume Tion, Libé, 10 février 2017
  • Une force et une cohérence qui fascinent toujours autant la salle.

    François Lehel, Opéra Magazine, Mars 2017


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