Welcome to the mysterious fairy-tale world of the »Magic Flute«! Even the names of the characters sound magical and remind us of our first visits to the opera: Tamino, Pamina, Papageno, Sarastro … Hardly any other work of opera literature includes so many contradictory elements, so harmoniously combined into a coherent entity by Mozart's music. Is his arguably most popular opera an adventure story about growing up? A parable of wisdom, philosophy and friendship? Is it simply about staying true to oneself, like the bird catcher Papageno? He accompanies Prince Tamino, who has fallen in love with a picture of the kidnapped Pamina and plans to free her. We are reminded that the world cannot always be divided into good and evil: the Queen of the Night and Sarastro illustrate this to us through their quarrel over Pamina. On our journey we are also accompanied by three ladies, three boys, a glockenspiel, and a flute that tames even the wildest animals.
And what about the three tests that Tamino and Pamina have to pass in order to become initiates? Will there also be a Papagena for Papageno? Questions upon questions, which will be answered with plenty of humour and magic in our first new production of the season!
Age recommendation: due to the length of the play, our age recommendation is 12. However, the family-friendly style of the production is also suitable for younger children from around 8 years of age.
Note: Contains sequence of flashing lights and patterns.