Audiences respond to The Royal Opera’s gorgeous production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute broadcast live to cinemas across the world.
Prince Tamino promises the Queen of the Night that he will rescue her daughter Pamina from the enchanter Sarastro. He begins his quest, accompanied by the bird-catcher Papageno – but all is not as it seems…
Mozart wrote Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) for a suburban theatre in Vienna, the Theater auf der Wieden. He drew on the magical spectacle and earthy comedy of popular Viennese theatre. As well as being a comedy, The Magic Flute is an expression of Mozart’s profound spiritual beliefs: Enlightenment concerns with the search for wisdom and virtue are at the heart of this enchanting tale. The Magic Flute was an instant success with audiences and Mozart’s supposed rival Salieri described it as an ‘operone’ – a great opera.
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Mozart's classic opera will be relayed to cinemas around the world, opening the Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2017/18.
Join the cast of David McVicar's Royal Opera production as they explore one of the best-loved operas of all time.
To find out more visit the The Magic Flute (2017) production page.