Friday, October 24, 2014

‘Two Magic Flutes’

We have two options to see Mozart’s Masonic opera this fall.

The Metropolitan Opera is staging Die Zauberflöte, now running in repertory through November 8. This is the full-length (more than three hours) version in German.

Courtesy the New York Times
Toby Spence in Julie Taymor’s production of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte at the Metropolitan Opera House.

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Click here to read the New York Times’ review.

The New Victory Theater will stage a kid-friendly, two-hour production of The Magic Flute in English in early November. Tickets for $15. 209 West 42nd Street, just off Times Square. From the publicity:

From the townships of South Africa, Isango Ensemble bursts onto the stage in an inspired reimagining of Mozart’s masterpiece opera The Magic Flute: Impempe Yomlingo. Sung in English by an ensemble of more than two dozen vibrant voices, classic arias are enlivened with exhilarating orchestrations of merry marimbas and powerful percussion. Winner of an Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival (Young Vic, London) and a Globes de Cristal for Best Opera (Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris), this fresh, fearless and fantastical production, co-produced by Eric Abraham and the Young Vic, brims with dazzling drama, crisp comedy, and the sublime joy of finding true love.

Courtesy The New Victory

New York City’s first and only full-time performing arts theater for kids, their families, and classmates, The New Victory presents a full season of adventurous multidisciplinary works from around the globe and close to home.

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