Having charmed audiences around the world, this Barrie Kosky’s thrilling production is reminiscent of the silent film era thanks to an unexpected set made of screens and projections. The Flute like you’ve never seen it before!
Armed with a magic flute and enchanted bells, Prince Tamino and bird-catcher Papageno run to the rescue of Princess Pamina. On the way they encounter dangerous dragons, dancing animals and… love!
The Magic Flute (Barrie Kosky)
This version of Mozart's masterpiece, staged by Barrie Kosky and the 1927 London collective, has already toured the world. These images were captured at the Komische Oper Berlin in 2012. This same version will be presented at the Opéra de Montréal in May 2022.
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).
Reine de la nuit
République de Macédoine
John Robert Lindsey
Jean-Philippe Mc Clish
Delegated Stage Manager
Sets : Esther Bialas / Costumes : Esther Bialas / Animation : Paul Barrit / Concept : 1927 (Suzanne Andrade / Paul Barrit) and Barrie Kosky
Production : Komische Oper Berlin in coproduction with Los Angeles Opera and Minnesota Opera – Suzanne Andrade / Barrie Kosky
Chœur de l’Opéra de Montréal