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At The Opera, Mozart: The Magic Flute, June 15, 2019


The Magic Flute is an opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. The work is in the form of a Singspiel, a popular form that included both singing and spoken dialogue. The work was premiered on September 30, 1791 at Schikaneder's theatre, the Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, just two months before the composer's premature death.

In this opera, the Queen of the Night persuades Prince Tamino to rescue her daughter Pamina from captivity under the high priest Sarastro; instead, he learns the high ideals of Sarastro's community and seeks to join it. Separately, then together, Tamino and Pamina undergo severe trials of initiation, which end in triumph, with the Queen and her cohorts vanquished. The earthy Papageno, who accompanies Tamino on his quest, fails the trials completely but is rewarded anyway with the hand of his ideal female companion Papagena.


Sarastro – Kurt Moll

Tamino – Peter Schreier

Queen of the Night – Luciana Serra

Pamina – Margaret Price

Sir Colin Davis – conductor

Philips - 1984


8:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:11 p.m.
Mozart: Die Zauberflote BUY from Die Zauberfl÷te: Complete Mozart Edition Volume 43; composed by Mozart
11:00 p.m.
11:04 p.m.
Bellini: Norma Casta diva BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Bellini
London/Decca 4758366
11:10 p.m.
Verdi: Il Trovatore, opera: Stride la vampa BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Verdi
London/Decca 4758366
11:13 p.m.
Leoncavallo: Pagliacci, opera: Recitar!... Vesti la giubba BUY Accademia di Santa Cecillia; Molinari-Pradelli, conductor Mario Del Monaco
London/Decca 4758366
11:17 p.m.
Mozart: Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Finch'han dal vino BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Mozart
London/Decca 4758366
11:18 p.m.
Puccini: Turandot, opera: In questa reggia BUY London Symphony; Zubin Mehta, conductor Joan Sutherland / Luciano Pavarotti
London/Decca 4758366
11:25 p.m.
Bizet: Carmen, opera: Seguidilla: PrΦs des remparts de SΘville BUY Regina Resnik
London/Decca 4758366
11:29 p.m.
Meyebeer: L' Africaine, grand opera in 5 acts: Mi batte il cor!... O paradiso BUY Carlo Bergonzi
London/Decca 4758366
11:32 p.m.
Elena Suliotis BUY Elena Suliotis
London/Decca 4758366
11:40 p.m.
Verdi: La forza del destino, Solenne in quest'ora BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Verdi
London/Decca 4758366
11:44 p.m.
Puccini: La bohème, opera: Act IV: Sono andati Sir Collin Davis

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