Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)

The Magic Flute

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791) The Magic Flute Die Zauberflöte

Singspiel in two acts
Libretto by Emmanuel Schikaneder
Created on 30 September 1791 at the Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna

Musical directionPablo Heras-Casado
Stage directionSimon McBurney
Stage designMichael Levine
CostumesNicky Gillibrand
LightJean Kalman
VideoFinn Ross
SoundGareth Fry
Chroreography associateJosie Daxter
  
 MUSICAL ASSISTANT Tilman Wildt, VOCAL COACHES, PIANISTS TUTORS Mathieu Pordoy, Ouri Bronchti, CONTINUO (PIANO FORTE) Sebastian Wienand, LANGUAGE COACH Stephan Rehm, STAGE DIRECTION ASSISTANT Olivier Fredj, COSTUMES ASSISTANT Hannah Bell,
VIDEO ASSISTANT Ingi Bekk, LIGHT ASSISTANT Mike Gunning, SOUND ASSISTANT Pete Malkin
  
TaminoStanislas de Barbeyrac
PaminaMari Eriksmoen*
Die Königin der NachtKathryn Lewek (2, 4, 6, 9 July) / Olga Pudova (11, 14, 17, 19, 20, 23 July)
PapagenoThomas Oliemans (2, 6, 11, 17, 20 July) / Josef Wagner (4, 9, 14, 19, 23 July)
PapagenaRegula Mühlemann
SarastroChristof Fischesser
MonostatosAndreas Conrad
Erste DameAna-Maria Labin*
Zweite DameSilvia de La Muela*
Dritte DameClaudia Huckle
Der SprecherMaarten Koningsberger
Erster Priester / Zweiter GeharnischterKrzysztof Baczyk*
Zweiter Priester / Erster GeharnischterElmar Gilbertsson
  
Drei KnabenKnabenchor der Chorakademie Dortmund
  
ActorsRobin Beer, Robin Guiver, Ruth Sullivan, Katerina Damvoglu, Lisa Kerr, Clémentine Allain, Lidewij Mahler, Mehdi Belhaouane, Alexander de Vree, Jorge Arbert, Jean-François Martin, Céleste Bruandet, Charlotte Smither, Rascia Darwish
ExtrasAlexandra Komaniecki, Hagop Kalfayan, Bernard Bertolino, Yves Alexandre
  
ChorusEnglish Voices
  
OrchestraFreiburger Barockorchester
 
Production / Coproduction
New production of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence
In coproduction with De Nederlandse Opera and English National Opera
In collaboration with Complicite
 
 
Dearest, excellent little wife,
I have this moment returned from the opera, which was as full as ever.
As usual the duet ‘Mann und Weib’ and Papageno's glockenspiel in Act I had to be
repeated and also the trio of the boys in Act II.
But what always gives me most pleasure is the silent approval! You can
see how this opera is becoming more and more popular.

Letter from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to his wife, 7 and 8 October 1791

It is the story of Tamino, a young foreign prince, who, at the urging of the Queen of the Night, braves Sarastro’s kingdom and undergoes terrible ordeals for the love of Pamina. It is also the story of Papageno, the comic bird-catcher who longs only to eat, drink – and find his Papagena! The Magic Flute, Mozart’s last opera, is also his most extraordinary, with its mixture of genres and styles, ranging from fantastic tale to philosophical fable, from Viennese comedy to grand opera. Mozart’s last masterpiece is the key work for any event with a Mozartian flavour such as the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence; it will be given in Simon McBurney’s intriguing production. The British director uses technology imaginatively to recreate the magic of pantomime, while his in-depth reading of the libretto reveals how it achieves universal relevance through its combination of different elements.
 
 
* Former artist of the Académie européenne de musique
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Information

Dates

On 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 17, 20 and 23 July 2014 at 7pm and on 14 and 19 July 2014 at 5pm

Prices

Prices: 250€, 165€, 115€, 55€ and 30€

Youth prices: 15€

Performance available within the Premium or Prestige packages or within the subscription

Children discovery offer on 9 and 20 July

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3h30 interval included

Performance in German with French surtitles

TV broadcast and streaming

Radio broadcast

Broadcasted on 25 July on France Musique


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