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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The magic flute

Komische Oper Berlin

The magic flute
The magic flute

Grand opera in two acts 

Sung in German with Russian subtitles

Libretto Emanuel Schikaneder
Musical direction Gabriel Feltz
Staging Suzanne Andrade, Barrie Kosky
Animation Paul Barritt
Concept 1927 (suzanne Andrade And Paul Barritt) And Barrie Kosky
Stage design and costumes Esther Bialas
Dramaturgy Ulrich Lenz
Chorus David Cavelius
Lighting Diego Leetz
PERFORMERS Adela Zaharia / Maureen McKay, Joel Prieto Leon / Adrian Strooper, Christina Poulitsi / Antonina Vesenina, Bogdan Talos, Richard Sveda, Johannes Dunz, Nina Bernsteiner, Theresa Kronthaler, Karolina Sikora, Christoph Spath, Daniil Chesnokov, Anastasia Melnik, Soloists of the Tolzer Knabenchor (Munich)
Photo: Iko Freese /

The Magic Flute is about the search for love, and about the different forms that this search can take. Finally, it is also an Orphic story - it is about the power of music, music that can move mountains and nature. (...) The Magic Flute isn’t just an instrument, it is the quintessence of music, and music, in this case, is synonymous with love. I think that’s the reason why so many people love this opera so much, because they see, hear and feel that it’s a universal representation of those looking for love, a journey that we all take time and time again.
Barrie Kosky
Barrie Kosky has transformed The Magic Flute into a stunning live-action cartoon, so bewitching as to silence every criticism
Los Angeles Times
...a deliciously absurd blend of silent film and animation
Berliner Morgenpost
You are amazed by the perfection, you laugh in appreciation of the virtuoso design behind each of these scenes... Breath-taking!

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May 24,25,26
2 hours 40 minutes with intermission