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Watch: Insights into Mozart's opera The Magic Flute

Join the cast of David McVicar's Royal Opera production as they explore one of the best-loved operas of all time.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

29 August 2017 at 8.50pm | 5 Comments

A ROH Insights event exploring Mozart's The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte) was recently livestreamed for free via the Royal Opera House YouTube channel. It is now available to watch on-demand.

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.

The production will be relayed live to cinemas around the world on 20 September 2017. Find your nearest cinema and sign up to our mailing list.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

29 August 2017 at 8.50pm

This article has been categorised Opera and tagged by David McVicar, cinema, Die Zauberflöte, insight, Julia Jones, live stream, Mauro Peter, Production, Roderick Williams, Sabine Devielhe, Siobhan Stagg, the magic flute

This article has 5 comments

  1. Rowan Wise responded on 25 August 2017 at 6:04pm Reply

    When thinking of the Magic Flute I happen upon the quote "to listen to the Magic Flute is to hold a mirror up to oneself" which sums up the genius of the work quite succinctly. The old accusation of the works supposed lack of seriousness or consequence is uttered by people who cannot appreciate the absolute genius of Mozart's lightness of touch and composition. Here is a work capable of rendering the listener heartbroken and melancholic but also overjoyed and in love.

  2. Ramona Johson responded on 26 August 2017 at 2:24am Reply


  3. klas freund responded on 29 August 2017 at 8:09am Reply

    Hi Chris!

    MAURO PETER as Tamina? I hope it will be as Tamino...


    • Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media) responded on 29 August 2017 at 11:34am

      Hi Klas,

      This error has been corrected - thanks for flagging.


  4. Richard Perry responded on 18 September 2017 at 12:07am Reply

    Fascinating. Given the work that Tom Guthrie has clearly poured into this production, I am astonished that the Royal Opera House didn't include him in the Credits for this production on their web site.

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