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The MET Opera - The Magic Flute

Join the famous Tamino (played by Ben Bliss) on his journey of self discovery as he seeks to be a part of the highly idealistic community of Sarastro. Revel in the sounds of one of the most revered operas in history, which has seen praise since its inception over two centuries ago.

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why watch the magic flute

In the world of music, there are very few names as acclaimed as that of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and one his more idolized works, The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte). This opera is in the form of a singspiel, where there are songs as well as spoken dialogues. Tenor Ben Bliss plays the role of the audacious Tamino with sheer perfection. He showcases his incredible vocal range and singing prowess by mesmerizing audiences with his splendid voice. Soprano Erin Morley plays the empowered Pamina, who seeks to create a path of her own in her life. While such a magnificent opera is quite the task to adapt into an abridged version, Julie Taymor manages to enthrall audiences in this rendition of Die Zauberflöte.

The Story

In The Magic Flute, the Queen of the Night persuades the young and valiant Prince Tamino to rescue her daughter Pamina from captivity under the high priest Sarastro. Instead of rescuing her, he is drawn to the high societal ideals of Sarastro's community and seeks to be a part of it.

The quest first follows Tamino and Pamina separately and then together, as they undergo a series of trials and tribulations that eventually leads to their initiation and their triumph over the vindictive Queen and her army.

Watching these mystical characters coming to life as a part of this opera is an experience that is sure to keep you enthralled to the very last minute

Critics Reviews

“A production as magical as the opera's title deserves.”
Bach Track Review

“This revival of Julie Taymor’s production, which debuted in 2004, has grown only more wonderful, spectacular, and meaningful with the years.”
New York Classical Review

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Show Details

Show Timings

December 19 7:30 PM
December 22 & January 5 8:00 PM
December 24 & January 3 7:00 PM
December 29 1:00 PM
January 1 1:30 PM

Duration
1 hour, 42 minutes, including one intermission

Leading Roles
Ben Bliss as Tamino
Erin Morley as Pamina

Directed by
Julie Taymor

Conducted by
Harry Bicket

Set Design
George Tsypin

Music by
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Additional Information

Audience
Suitable for ages 8 and up.

Available Facilities
In-house bar
Wheelchair accessible

Seating
The MET Opera has a seating capacity of 3,800.

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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