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May. 26 2012

06/02/12 – The Magic Flute – 1:00pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago

The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

 

Approximate Running Time: 3 hrs. 25. min.,
sung in German

Look out for dancing bears and dinosaurs as into the enchanted forest we go! Lyric’s inspired production reflects the composer himself — seamlessly blending emotional profundity with slapstick humor that appeals to the kid in us all.

With a hapless and endearing birdcatcher as his sidekick, Prince Tamino is searching for the girl of his dreams. The mysterious Queen of the Night says her daughter’s the one — and just waiting to be rescued from the evil wizard, Sarastro. But it turns out he’s not the evil one at all!

A young couple’s journey to adulthood, the search for universal truths, Masonic rituals and religious allegory — Flute gives us much to ponder, and music that’s a wondrous joy!

CAST/CREW

Pamina
Nicole Cabell

Tamino
Charles Castronovo

Papageno
Stéphane Degout

Queen of the Night
Audrey Luna

Sarastro
Günther Groissböck

Speaker
Richard Stilwell

Monostatos
Rodell Rosel

First Lady
Elisabeth Meister

Conductor
Sir Andrew Davis

Original Production
August Everding

Director
Matthew Lata

Set Designer
Jörg Zimmermann

Costume Designer
Renate Kalanke

Lighting Designer
Jason Brown

Chorus Master
Michael Black

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