January 11

MET OPERA LIVE IN HD: THE MAGIC FLUTE

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

2015-2016 HD OPERA SEASON

DECEMBER 12, 2015 @ 12:55 PM

RUN TIME: 1 HR 40 MIN

Enter a magical world of dancing bears, giant birds, and colorful adventure in Mozart’s ever-popular masterpiece The Magic Flute. This abridged 100-minute version, sung in English, is perfect for opera fans of all ages. Tony® Award winner Julie Taymor (The Lion King) directs a youthful cast conducted by Metropolitan Opera Music Director James Levine. Sung in English.

Text courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera website:  http://www.metopera.org

Conductor: James Levine

Production: Julie Taymor

Cast: Ying Huang, Erika Miklósa, Matthew Polenzani, René Pape, Nathan Gunn

Text courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera website:  http://www.metopera.org

CAST SHEET & SYNOPSIS: http://www.metoperafamily.org/metupload/hd/magicfluteHD.pdf

VIDEO: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera

PHOTOS: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera, Cory Weaver/Metropolitan Opera

Nathan Gunn (left) as Papageno in the abridged, English-language holiday presentation of Mozart's "The Magic Flute." Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Nathan Gunn (left) as Papageno in the abridged, English-language holiday presentation of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.”
Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Nathan Gunn as Papageno in Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte.” Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Nathan Gunn as Papageno in Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte.”
Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Nathan Gunn as Papageno in the abridged, English-language holiday presentation of Mozart's "The Magic Flute." Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Nathan Gunn as Papageno in the abridged, English-language holiday presentation of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.”
Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Eric Owens as Sarastro in the abridged, English-language holiday presentation of Mozart's "The Magic Flute." Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Eric Owens as Sarastro in the abridged, English-language holiday presentation of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.”
Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

A scene from the abridged, English-language holiday presentation of Mozart's "The Magic Flute." Photo: Cory Weaver/Metropolitan Opera

A scene from the abridged, English-language holiday presentation of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.”
Photo: Cory Weaver/Metropolitan Opera