Introduction Artistic profile Gallery Subscribe nowFrom May 27 PRIORITY SALE13/05/22 GENERAL PUBLIC SALE18/05/22 The lauded production by Simon McBurney in partnership with Complicité A children's tale for some, a profound meditation on life and death for others, Mozart's last opera is unquestionably a landmark achievement in which he expressed his deep spiritual beliefs. In it the chief concerns of the Enlightenment and the entire 18th century converge: education, morality, religion, culture, nature, and many more. This much lauded production by Simon McBurney was made in partnership with the cutting-edge theatrical company Complicité. It tells the fantastical story of Prince Tamino's search for his beloved Pamina amid the conflict between two opposing powers: Sarastro (representing light and truth) and the Queen of Night (darkness and deceit). The opera was an instant success from the day of the premiere. At the heart of the enchanting tale lies a lost paradise of wisdom and knowledge which highlights the need to strike a new balance founded on universal values and virtues. McBurney recreates the fable skilfully and boldly, placing the singers in a mysterious, magical world peopled by actors. The live sound effects, the animation, the on-the-spot drawing and the orchestra which plays from the stage make this a unique interpretation, a present-day journey through the original pantomime atmosphere to capture the intrinsically popular spirit of the work. In this, his eagerly awaited first performance of Die Zauberflöte, Gustavo Dudamel will offer us a chance to explore the infinite details of the colossal, kaleidoscopic score, making each performance a historic event. PARADISE: wisdom, knowledge and values With the collaboration of: Die Zauberflöte Singspiel in two acts. Libretto by Emmanuel Schikaneder. World premiere: 30/09/1791 at the Theater auf der Wieden, Vienna. Barcelona premiere: 15/01/1925 at the Gran Teatre del Liceu. Last Liceu performance: 28/04/2012. Total number of Liceu performances: 75. Approximate running time 2h 50m Artistic profileStage directorSimon McBurneyRevivalJosie DaxterSet designMichael LevineCustome designNicky GillibrandChoreographyJosie DaxterLightingJean KalmanVideoFinn RossProductionDutch National OperaChorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu (Conxita Garcia, director)Symphony Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del LiceuConductorGustavo DudamelCastSarastroStephen Milling20th,22th,26th,27th June and 1th JulyJohn Relyea21th,25th,28th,30th June and 2th JulyTaminoJavier Camarena20th,22th,26th,27th June and 1th JulyJulien Behr21th,25th,28th,30th June and 2th JulySpeakerMatthias GoernePriest / Men in armour 1Albert CasalsPriest / Men in armour 2David LagaresThe Queen of the NightKathryn Lewek20th,22th,26th,27th June and 1th JulySara Blanch21th,25th,28th,30th June and 2th JulyPaminaLucy Crowe20th,22th,26th,27th June and 1th JulyNúria Rial21th,25th,28th,30th June and 2th JulyFirst LadyBerna PerlesSecond LadyGemma Coma-AlabertThird LadyMarta InfantePapagenaSerena SáenzPapagenoThomas Oliemans20th,22th,26th,27th June and 1th JulyJoan Martín-Royo21th,25th,28th,30th June and 2th JulyMonostatosRoger Padullés June 202220Monday19:00Turn H21Tuesday19:00Turn A22Wednesday19:00Turn B25Saturday19:00Turn C26Sunday17:00Turn T27Monday19:00Turn G28Tuesday19:0030Thursday19:00Turn P (PA)July 20221Friday19:00Turn EAD2Saturday18:00Turn F Die Zauberflöte (Dutch National Opera / © Michel Schnater). Die Zauberflöte (Dutch National Opera / © Michel Schnater). Die Zauberflöte (Dutch National Opera / © Michel Schnater). Die Zauberflöte (Dutch National Opera / © Michel Schnater). Die Zauberflöte (Dutch National Opera / © Michel Schnater). Die Zauberflöte (Dutch National Opera / © Michel Schnater).