DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE – THE MAGIC FLUTE
ongoing until October 17
Teatro dell’ Opera – piazza Beniamino Gigli, 1. Calendar of the shows: Tuesday-Friday at 8:00 pm, Saturday at 6:00 pm, Sunday at 4:30 – tickets from € 22 up to € 170
Tel. 06 4817003 | www.operaroma.it
Opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. The work is in the form of a Singspiel, a popular form that included both singing and spoken dialogue. Sung in German with English and Italian surtitles, the piece contains depictions of love, magic and wisdom plus some of the world’s greatest opera arias. New production in cooperation with Komische Oper Berlin, conducted by Henrik Nánási.
In the opera the Queen of the Night persuades Prince Tamino to rescue her daughter Pamina from captivity under the high priest Sarastro; instead, he learns the high ideals of Sarastro’s community and seeks to join it. Separately, then together, Tamino and Pamina undergo severe trials of initiation, which end in triumph, with the Queen and her cohorts vanquished. The earthy Papageno, who accompanies Tamino on his quest, fails the trials completely but is rewarded anyway with the hand of his ideal female companion Papagena.