Santa Fe Opera
Mozart: DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE
BADEN-BADEN-GALA – CONCERT VERSION OF THE OPERA
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Die Zauberflöte – opera in two acts, K. 620. Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder.
In German with German and English surtitles.
Few musicians still believe in fairy-tales — but each and every one of them believes in Mozart’s Zauberflöte.
Mozart’s Zauberflöte is the radical antithesis of Figaro and Così fan tutte — operas set in Mozart’s time that deal with problems of concern to adults. “Adult aristocrats,” we need to specify – and then we begin to truly understand Die Zauberflöte, which is a fairy-tale for a new, middle- and lower-middle-class audience craving fantasy and eager to dream themselves away from drab everyday life into a world of princesses and bird people. And yet: in spite of the later Titus, Die Zauberflöte would become Mozart’s true legacy. A work that defies attempts to be understood logically, thus opening doors onto the unconscious. This makes it a fascinating counterpart to Wagner’s Parsifal and – as a single glance at the cast will make it abundantly clear – one of the highlights of this season.
CAST / CREATIVE
Yannick Nézet-Séguin : Conductor
Rolando Villazón : Papageno
Regula Mühlemann : Papagena
Franz-Josef Selig : Sarastro
Albina Shagimuratova : Königin der Nacht
Christiane Karg : Pamina
Klaus Florian Vogt : Tamino
Paul Schweinester : Monostatos
Tareq Nazmi : Sprecher
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Sponsor Sigmund and Walburga Maria Kiener
Performance ends at approximately 08:00 pm
In cooperation with with Deutsche Grammophon. The performances and audio recording of "Die Zauberflöte" are part of a Mozart cycle that is made possible by the generous support of ROLEX.
Tickets available from 33 € to 230 €