Die Zauberflöte (Sharon)
Thu, 12. May 2022, 19:00
Grand opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Prince Tamino falls in love with a picture of Pamina, the daughter of the Queen of the Night. But she is being held captive by Sarastro. On behalf of the Queen, Tamino and his companion Papageno set out to free Pamina from Sarastro’s temple. Once they arrive, however, the question of which characters are good and evil arises. The only thing that seems clear is that Pamina is equally in love with Tamino.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s most famous opera by far is also his most enigmatic, blending into one the opposing worlds of popular Viennese theatre and the philosophical drama of the Enlightenment. At the heart of Yuval Sharon’s production – for which Mimi Lien’s set and Walter Van Beirendonck’s imaginative costumes were nominated for the London Design Museum’s »Beazley Designs of the Year 2019« – stands the idea of a collage like Mozart’s music itself, which constantly oscillates between the styles of popular theatre, singspiel and opera seria. Sharon also explores Viennese machine comedy and marionette theatre, in which Heinrich von Kleist admired the lost »natural grace« of man. In Sharon’s approach, the imagination of a child pulls the strings.
In addition to the new production of the »Magic Flute«, the Everding production, one of the classics in the Staatsoper repertoire, will continue, thus offering two different perspectives on the world’s most-performed German-language opera.
approx. 3:00 hrs including one interval after act 1