This unique and celebrated production has toured the world! Combining the magic of the golden age of silent film, with the thrill of live performance, it’s Flute like you’ve never seen it before!  

Preview

Language: 
German (Subtitles : French & English)
Duration: 
2h30
Intermission: 
1

Summary

Yes, stage director Barrie Kosky’s Flute finally makes its way to Montreal! Having enchanted audiences around the world, this thrilling production, reminiscent of the silent film era, offers us a treat for the eyes and ears. Energetic stage direction, colourful set design, and magnificent voices – it’s Flute like you’ve never seen it before! More magical than ever and a pure delight for young and old alike!

Composer

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  >

Even before reaching adulthood, Mozart had already made his opera debut with the Latin intermezzo Apollo and Hyacinth (1767), followed by the opera buffa The Pretended Simpleton (1769). With his prodigious ability for assimilation, he put the music he heard during his European tours to good use. In Milan, he composed his first opera seria, Mitridate (1770), which was a great success and led to the commission of a second opera seria, Lucio Silla (1772).

Synopsis

  • Acte I

    The Queen of the Night has instructed Prince Tamino to go rescue her daughter Pamina, imprisoned by the sorcerer Sarastro, who is described as a tyrant. The Prince is accompanied on his quest by Papageno, a colourful bird-catcher, whose cowardice contrasts with Tamino’s nobility and courage. To help them in their fight against the evil forces, one is given a magic flute and the other receives some magic bells. Tamino must undergo several trials of initiation before joining the sacred cult and finding Pamina. As for Papageno, he will fail along the path to wisdom but will nevertheless find his Papagena.