Author: Clasart Classic

03 JUNE 2023: Simon McBurney’s celebrated take on Mozart’s whimsical fairy tale will be transmitted live to cinemas on 3 June.

  • Lawrence Brownlee as Tamino and Erin Morley as Pamina in Mozart’s DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE | Copyright: © Zenith Richards / Met Opera

    Lawrence Brownlee as Tamino and Erin Morley as Pamina in Mozart’s DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE © Zenith Richards / Met Opera

One of opera’s most beloved works receives its first new Met staging in 19 years – a daring vision by renowned English director Simon McBurney that The Wall Street Journal declared “the best production I’ve ever witnessed of Mozart’s opera.” Nathalie Stutzmann conducts the Met Orchestra, with the pit raised to make the musicians visible to the audience and allow interaction with the cast. In his Met-debut staging, McBurney lets loose a volley of theatrical flourishes, incorporating projections, sound effects, and acrobatics to match the spectacle and drama of Mozart’s fable. The brilliant cast includes soprano Erin Morley as Pamina, tenor Lawrence Brownlee as Tamino, baritone Thomas Oliemans in his Met debut as Papageno, soprano Kathryn Lewek as the Queen of the Night, and bass Stephen Milling as Sarastro. The live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, presented in Germany and Austria by Clasart Classic.

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Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra / Band The Metropolitan Opera
Conductor Nathalie Stutzmann
Stage Director Simon McBurney
Soloist Erin Morley
Soloist Lawrence Brownlee
Soloist Kathryn Lewek
Soloist Thomas Oliemans
Soloist Alan Held



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