Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)

The Magic Flute


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
TaminoStanislas de Barbeyrac
PaminaMari Eriksmoen*
Die Königin der NachtAlbina Shagimuratova
PapagenoThomas Oliemans / Josef Wagner
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
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.
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On 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 17, 20 and 23 July 2014 at 7pm and on 14 and 19 July 2014 at 5pm


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

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