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Your Reaction: What did you think of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte?

Audience responses and press reviews of David McVicar's classic Royal Opera production of The Magic Flute.

By Mel Spencer (Senior Editor (Social Media))

14 September 2017 at 1.00pm | 5 Comments

Press reviews:
Times (£) ★★★★
Financial Times ★★★★
The Stage ★★★★
Arts Desk ★★★★
Bachtrack ★★★★

What did you think of Die Zauberflöte?

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By Mel Spencer (Senior Editor (Social Media))

14 September 2017 at 1.00pm

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

This article has 5 comments

  1. Bob Ball responded on 14 September 2017 at 6:59pm Reply

    It's a great 'Show', Roderick Williams singing and acting are really great. I particularly enjoyed Mika Kares; not quite so excited about Peter Bronder.
    I've never seen the opera realised with so much humour; the house was laughing its head off.

  2. Catherine Moorehead responded on 16 September 2017 at 4:56pm Reply

    Enjoyed it very much when I saw it on Thursday. It reminded me of how very weak the libretto is - if it weren't for the music, this work would have been forgotten by 1815 ! Once the Q of the Night's (I see Kobbé calls her 'the Queen of Night') voice matures a bit in 5-10 years she could be one of the greats! And she can act. Only qualification of any substance is that the vertical possibilities of the acting space (talking about blocked acting, not flying machinery) are little used, with an overall flattening effect. I can see why in that design, but...

  3. Peter Frost responded on 21 September 2017 at 5:02pm Reply

    Sabine absolutely stole the show. Musically she was awesome but the costume/ make up/ wig combo with her natural phsiognomy made her truely outstanding.

  4. Peter Cleary responded on 8 October 2017 at 3:37pm Reply

    No glockenspiel/magic bells heard at the 7th October performance? What happened? Their absence made the whole performance disappointing.

  5. Rachel Payne responded on 8 October 2017 at 4:01pm Reply

    Disappointed in the 5th October Queen of the Night - not very incisive. It's not enough simply to sing in tune and this Queen lacked any spirit

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