Die Zauberflöte

Madrid, Teatro Real Opera
Madrid, Spain
Teatro Real, Madrid
Fri 07 February 20:00
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Credits
Conductor Ivor Bolton / Kornilios Michilidis
Director Barrie Kosky, Suzanne Andrade
Sets, Costumes Esther Bialas
Video Paul Barritt
Chorus master Ana González, Andrés Máspero
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Papageno Andreas Wolf
Sarastro/ Orador Andrea Mastroni / Rafał Siwek
Tamino Stanislas de Barbeyrac / Paul Appleby
La Reina de la Noche Sabine Devieilhe / Rocío Pérez
Pamina Anett Fritsch / Olga Peretyatko
1. Dama Elena Copons
2. Dama Gemma Coma-Alabert
3. Dama Marie-Luise Dreßen
Papagena Ruth Rosique
Papageno Joan Martín-Royo
Monostatos Mikeldi Atxalandabaso
1. hombre con armadura Antonio Lozano
2. hombre con armadura Felipe Bou
Synopsis
A delightful fable about fraternity, overflowing with symbolism and Masonic allusions, it would become the musical testament of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
It would be the last of his operas that he would see on stage, and that he would conduct the premiere himself.
The Magic Flute saw the light of day as fruit of desperation: Mozart at that point was practically outcast from the musical life of Vienna, after the Coronation of Leopoldo II as Emperor, and this had caused havoc in his domestic economy.
His friend and theatre impresario, Emanuel Schikaneder, who was also in a similar precarious state, proposed that Mozart compose an opera for his theatre, and it was also this impresario who wrote the libretto (and gave voice to the first Papageno). The result of the collaboration initially achieved only a modest success, perhaps because –in spite of his bouts of genial comedy, the underlying humanistic ideals in the work did not fit in well with the expectations of a basically working class audience.
However, these timid beginnings would rapidly give way to a growing awareness that The Magic Flute was simply very good. Its depth, coherence, and powerful pacifist message and its ability to incite us both to action as to reflection continue intact to our days.

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    Teatro Real, Madrid
  • Credits

    Conductor Ivor Bolton / Kornilios Michilidis
    Director Barrie Kosky, Suzanne Andrade
    Sets, Costumes Esther Bialas
    Video Paul Barritt
    Chorus master Ana González, Andrés Máspero
    ~
    Papageno Andreas Wolf
    Sarastro/ Orador Andrea Mastroni / Rafał Siwek
    Tamino Stanislas de Barbeyrac / Paul Appleby
    La Reina de la Noche Sabine Devieilhe / Rocío Pérez
    Pamina Anett Fritsch / Olga Peretyatko
    1. Dama Elena Copons
    2. Dama Gemma Coma-Alabert
    3. Dama Marie-Luise Dreßen
    Papagena Ruth Rosique
    Papageno Joan Martín-Royo
    Monostatos Mikeldi Atxalandabaso
    1. hombre con armadura Antonio Lozano
    2. hombre con armadura Felipe Bou

  • Synopsis

    A delightful fable about fraternity, overflowing with symbolism and Masonic allusions, it would become the musical testament of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

    It would be the last of his operas that he would see on stage, and that he would conduct the premiere himself.

    The Magic Flute saw the light of day as fruit of desperation: Mozart at that point was practically outcast from the musical life of Vienna, after the Coronation of Leopoldo II as Emperor, and this had caused havoc in his domestic economy.

    His friend and theatre impresario, Emanuel Schikaneder, who was also in a similar precarious state, proposed that Mozart compose an opera for his theatre, and it was also this impresario who wrote the libretto (and gave voice to the first Papageno). The result of the collaboration initially achieved only a modest success, perhaps because –in spite of his bouts of genial comedy, the underlying humanistic ideals in the work did not fit in well with the expectations of a basically working class audience.

    However, these timid beginnings would rapidly give way to a growing awareness that The Magic Flute was simply very good. Its depth, coherence, and powerful pacifist message and its ability to incite us both to action as to reflection continue intact to our days.

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