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Mozart's Die Zauberflöte Tickets

Mozart's Die Zauberflöte Tickets
Mozart's Die Zauberflöte: What to expect - 1
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Mozart's Die Zauberflöte: What to expect - 1
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Mozart's Die Zauberflöte Tickets

About Mozart's Die Zauberflöte

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.

World premiere: Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden, Vienna, 1791. Die Zauberflöte—a sublime fairy tale that moves freely between earthy comedy and noble mysticism—was written for a theater located just outside Vienna with the clear intention of appealing to audiences from all walks of life. The story is told in a singspiel (“song-play”) format characterized by separate musical numbers connected by dialogue and stage activity, an excellent structure for navigating the diverse moods, ranging from solemn to lighthearted, of the story and score. The composer and the librettist were both Freemasons—the fraternal order whose membership is held together by shared moral and metaphysical ideals—and Masonic imagery is used throughout the work. The story, however, is as universal as any fairy tale.

Start date

May 19th, 2023

End date

June 10th, 2023


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Audiences Say
Great singing, Clever, Great staging, Entertaining, Absorbing

28 reviews on Show-Score

Phil 9070
Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing
81 / 100
Confusing, Absorbing, Ambitious
85 / 100
Mined for real humor and depth in the matierial, Stunning voices, marvelous acting, Epic design informing the opera 100%, Ingenious projections - content & placement, Obsessively, beautifully imagined
100 / 100
Brilliant theater, Great singing, Crowd-pleasing production
98 / 100
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30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY, United States, 10023


Elevator access, wheelchair access, accessible listening devices, Braille and large print programs


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