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Your reaction: Die Zauberflöte

Audience tweets from performances of David McVicar's production of Mozart's Magic Flute.

By Lottie Butler (Assistant Content Producer)

18 April 2013 at 1.07pm | 8 Comments

Your reaction: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)

Audience tweets from performances of David McVicar's production of Mozart's fantastical comedy.

Storified by Royal Opera House· Thu, Apr 18 2013 02:13:34

So, there's a bloke who fights a snake, has a magic wooden stick, and saves his future wife, and yet he isn't Harry Potter? What? #ROHFluteVampire Soup
Loving the costumes and staging. Fabulous so far #ROHfluteAoife McInerney
A few first night nerves & ensemble issues didn't diminish an enjoyable #ROHflute , conducted with brio and solemnity by Julia JonesJamie Henderson
Conductor Sir Colin Davis on Die Zauberflöte (The Royal Opera)royaloperahouse
Wonderful wonderful night @RoyalOperaHouse tonight for #ROHFlute.Violette Vérité
#ROHmagicflute + Sir Colin tribute by Sir Tony = class night at the opera. Well done all.Shiru Lim
Brilliant @RoyalOperaHouse #ROHFlute. Hadn't realised how hilariously sexist it is, some genius lines. "A woman does little, gossip much."Vicky Shilling
Your comments on the cast...
#ROHflute Shagimuratova rocked der Holle Rache, secure, mean powerful top notes :-) she means business!Hariclea Darclee
Ekaterina Siurina as Pamina and Albina Shagimuratova as Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte © ROH / Mike Hoban 2013Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Ekaterina Siurina as Pamina in #ROHflute made me fall in love with a role I never thought much of before. What a voice! #sopranocrushclara lisle
quietly droll Papageno @chrismaltman sung with lieder sensitivity #ROHZauberflote @RoyalOperaHouseJohn Johnston
Susana Gaspar as Papagena and Christopher Maltman as Papageno in Die Zauberflöte © ROH / Mike Hoban 2013Royal Opera House Covent Garden
#ROHmagicflute a great success tonight. Splendid performances by all the cast but @Chrismaltman singing, acting & comedy specially fine.David Reeks
And what the press thought...
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The Magic Flute runs until 9 May. Performances are sold out though returns may be available. Day tickets will be released on the morning of each performance.

By Lottie Butler (Assistant Content Producer)

18 April 2013 at 1.07pm

This article has been categorised Opera and tagged audience, by David McVicar, Die Zauberflöte, Production, review, Social Media, the magic flute, your reaction

This article has 8 comments

  1. ‎{RATING} (1-10) ★★★★★★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

  2. Jo d'Andrade-Santos W responded on 18 April 2013 at 3:21pm Reply

    ‎{RATING} (1-10) ★★★★★★★★☆☆

  3. Giovanni responded on 18 April 2013 at 3:35pm Reply

    I have seen McVicar's production few times and strangely there is always a reason that make the Mozart opera fail to impress. This time around was the conductor choice of slower pace that made the opera flat, even the great voice of Albina Shagimuratova nearly lost the tune when singing 'Der holle Rachel kocht...'.
    The beginning was a bit troubled as both Pamino & Papageno failed to project their voice over the orchestra. Siurina was as great as usual.

  4. Peter Erdos responded on 19 April 2013 at 11:28am Reply

    I hope this is the last time round for this drab and charmless production. It is not reflect the text by Schickaneder and it is only thanks to Mozart's music which saves the performance.
    As it is usual today, good singers save bad productions.
    I liked Siurina and Shagimuratova in particular and liked Julia Jones's reading very much in the Colin Davis mode, so it has made a fitting tribute to him

  5. Livia Cullens responded on 19 April 2013 at 2:27pm Reply

    I really loved this performance, the cast was amazing, but the orchestra was a bit anaemic at times!

  6. Jak responded on 20 April 2013 at 7:55pm Reply

    9/10 some minor flaws were overshadowed by some truly breathtaking performances, particularly by Papageno. I had a fantastic evening, and as usually the ROH impressed.

  7. Ksenia Stepanova responded on 25 April 2013 at 1:32pm Reply

    Amazing performance last night, I had a wonderful time. The Queen of the Night blew everyone away as usual.

  8. Wonderful production and marvellous singers - simply cannot pick faults in what was simply a fantastic night at the opera.

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