Die Zauberflöte, better known by its English title The Magic Flute, is one of Mozart’s most beloved works
Date/Time: Feb 2 2019, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pmVancouver, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts | Event calendar
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With famous arias like the Queen of the Night’s devilishly tricky Der Hölle Rache and Pamina’s heartbreaking Ach ich fühls, this opera is an audience favourite and a delight to perform for students and professionals alike.
Mozart passed away just two months after Die Zauberflöte’s premiere in 1791, but its continuing popularity is a fitting legacy for the legendary composer.
Prince Tamino is found by the Queen of the Night’s attendants, the Three Ladies, along with the bird-catcher Papageno. When given a picture of the Queen’s daughter, Pamina, and instructed to rescue her from the high priest Sarastro’s captivity, Tamino falls in love. Papageno reluctantly joins Tamino and, entrusted with a magic flute and enchanted bells, they set off on their quest. Along the way they discover that Sarastro is not the villain the Queen suggested; instead the two are drawn to Sarastro’s way of life, and along with the “rescued” Pamina, separately undergo a series of trials to prove their worth. Their success and determination result in a happy ending, with the Queen and her attendants vanquished and Tamino and Papageno finding their true loves.
A joyous message of love and magic set to sublime music.
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder
Neil Varon, Conductor
Nancy Hermiston, Director
Members Of Vancouver Opera Orchestra