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.