Die Zauberflöte

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Magic Flute

After being attacked by a snake, Tamino is rescued by the three ladies-in-waiting of the Queen of Night, who promises he will marry her daughter Pamina if he can save her from the wicked Sarastro. Tamino sets off with the bird-catcher Papageno, a magic ute, and a set of magic chimes. They nd Pamina but discover that Sarastro is in fact protecting her from her mother. Tamino successfully overcomes three trials to win Pamina's hand. The furious Queen pursues them but is ultimately vanquished.

This opera, rife with symbolism and allusions to Free Masonry, was the last Mozart wrote. He conducted it on the rst night, shortly before he died.

This production, which blends the singers with colourful animations reminiscent of the silent lms of the 1920s, arouses enthusiasm everywhere it goes.

The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte)

Singspiel in two acts. Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. World premiere: 30/09/1791 at the Theater an der Wien. First Liceu performance: 15/01/1925. Last Liceu performance: 28/07/2016. Number of Liceu performances: 69.

Artistic profile

Director musical
Antonello Manacorda
Stage director
Suzanne Andrade and Barrie Kosky
Video
Paul Barritt
Concept
«1927» (Suzanne Andrade and Paul Barritt) and Barrie Kosky
Set and costumes
Esther Bialas
Dramaturgy
Ulrich Lenz
Light design
Diego Leetz
Production
Komische Oper Berlín
Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Liceu Opera Barcelona

Cast

PaminaMaureen Mc Kay12th,15th,17th September
Dimitry Ivashchenko12th,13th,15th,16th,17th September
Adela Zaharia13th,16th September
TaminoJussi Myllys12th,15th,17th September
Adrian Strooper13th,16th September
Queen of the NightOlga Pudova
PapagenoRichard Šveda
PapagenaJulia Giebel
MonostatosJohannes Dunz
Erste DameMirka Wagner
Zweite DameTheresa Kronthaler
Dritte DameNadine Weissmann / Helena Köhne
1 Geharnischter MannTimothy Richards
2 Geharnischter MannBogdan Talos

September 2016

12Monday20:00Turn PAFee 7
13Tuesday20:00Turn PEFee 7
15Thursday20:00Turn PCFee 7
16Friday20:00Turn PBFee 6
17Saturday18:00Turn PDADFee 6

First part 70m
Interval 30m
Second part 80m

Total running time 3h