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Relish a brilliant theatrical display of Indonesian puppet theatre, African masks, and multiple cultures at the MET Opera this winter with The Magic Flute!

Why Watch The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute, which was first presented over two centuries ago in Vienna, is an opera that wastes no time delving into the world of fairy tales. It is a singspiel, a story expressed through song, which Mozart composed in an attempt to appeal to audiences from all walks of life. The structure of the composition and its libretto proved to be an effective way of manoeuvring from one complex mood to another in the play. Although the play is essentially a fairy tale, Tony Award-winning producer Julie Taymor has filled it with deep symbolism and glazed it with simple comedy. Instead of rationalising the seemingly fantastical themes, Taymor has embraced these mystic elements and stepped it up a notch with a multitude of cultural elements from around the world.

The show features leading opera artists including Piotr Buszewski, Joshua Blue, Janai Brugger, and Liv Redpath. The cast also features famed tenor Rolando Villazón reprising his uproarious portrayal as the luckless bird catcher Papageno, alternating with baritone Alexander Birch Elliott, and soprano Kathryn Lewek as the Queen of the Night. A wide range of thoughtfully designed costumes, incredible puppetry, and a talented cast of performers make The Magic Flute one of the top shows to look out for this season!

The Story

Set in a mythical world right in between the sun and the moon, The Magic Flute follows the classic fairy tale formula. Prince Tamino is saved from a serpent by three maidens who serve the Queen of the Night. Tamino is commanded by the Queen to rescue her daughter Pamina from the clutches of the evil Sarastro. In his quest to save the queen’s daughter, the prince is accompanied by Papageno the Birdcatcher and three spirit guides.

The two eventually meet a high priest who convinces them that it is the queen, and not Sarastro, who is truly evil. Prine Tamino ensures Pamina that he will free her from the torturous grasp of the Queen of The Night. To do this, he must pass three rigorous trials.

Good For

Lovers of Musicals | Fans of Mozart’s Classic Operas | Fantasy Buffs

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Show Details

Genre: Opera

Audience: Suitable for 8+

Opening Date: 8 Dec 2023

Closing Date: 30 Dec 2023

Theatre Name: The Metropolitan Opera House

Theatre Capacity: 3800

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Theatre Facilities: Bar, Restaurant, Water Fountain, Toilets

Dress Code: Smart casual

Cast & Crew

Leading Roles

Piotr Buszewski and Joshua Blue as Prince Tamino

Janai Brugger and Liv Redpath as Princess Pamina

Rolando Villazón and Alexander Birch Elliott as bird catcher Papageno

Kathryn Lewek as the Queen of the Night

Brindley Sherratt and James Creswell as Sarastro

Composer

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Conductor

Patrick Furrer, Gareth Morrell

Direction

Julie Taymor

Choreography

Mark Dendy

Additional Tips

  • Keep in mind, most theaters are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly. Bring along a light jacket if needed.
  • You will receive an email confirming your purchase.
  • You will receive your e-tickets via email within 3 hours from the time of the booking. You can access your tickets by clicking on the link available on the email.
  • If you book tickets more than 14 days in advance, you will receive the tickets 14 days prior to the show date.
  • The ticket can be presented digitally along with a valid photo ID at the entrance on the day of your visit.
  • Please note most of the theatres do not allow entry post the show start time and we recommend you reach the venue 10-15 minutes early.
  • Show timings may be subject to change every week/month. You can check the show timings for your preferred date at the next stage of booking.
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