29 August 2017 at 8.50pm | 13 Comments
The first Insights event of the 2017/18 Season featured conductor Julia Jones exploring one of Mozart's most memorable scores, as well as insights from the cast including Siobhan Stagg (Pamina), Mauro Peter (Tamino) and Sabine Devielhe (the Queen of the Night). It was presented by Roderick Williams, who will sing the role of Papageno in the upcoming run. The Insight also featured musical performances.
The Magic Flute was an instant success with audiences at its premiere in 1791 with Mozart’s supposed rival Salieri described it as an ‘operone’ – a great opera. More than two centuries later, it continues to be one of the most popular of all operas, second only to Verdi's La traviata in terms of performances staged over the last five years according to Operabase.
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The Magic Flute runs 12 September-14 October 2017. Tickets are still available.
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