Mozart’s beloved comedic opera is richly reimagined by director Barrie Kosky and British theater group 1927, resulting in a spectacular kaleidoscope of 1920s silent films, Weimar cabaret, and the dark whimsy of fairy tales. A stellar cast from Komische Oper Berlin interacts with vividly rendered animated projections in a live fantasia that pays audaciously delightful homage to the power of love, the birth of the movies, and the pioneering genius of Mozart.

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20 Lincoln Center Plaza


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Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

The Magic Flute

(New York production premiere)

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 7:00 pm David H. Koch Theater

Add to Calendar America/New_York The Magic Flute Mostly Mozart Festival - Mozart’s beloved opera enters new terrain in this audaciously delightful staging that pays homage to 1920s silent movies, Weimar cabaret, and the dark whimsy of fairy tales. David H. Koch Theater, 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023 Lincoln Center - Mostly Mozart Festival false MM/DD/YYYY aho3e0k00zv7rk56sm4e178

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra
Louis Langrée, conductor
Maureen McKay° / Vera-Lotte Böcker • (Pamina)
Julien Behr° / Aaron Blake • (Tamino)
Audrey Luna° / Aleksandra Olczyk • (Queen of the Night)
Dimitry Ivashchenko° / Wenwei Zhang • (Sarastro)
Rodion Pogossov° / Evan Hughes • (Papageno)
Talya Lieberman* (Papagena)
Johannes Dunz* (Monostatos)
Ashley Milanese* (First Lady)
Karolina Gumos* (Second Lady)
Ezgi Kutlu* (Third Lady)
Timothy Oliver* (First Armored Man)
Samuli Taskinen* (Second Armored Man)
Suzanne Andrade and Barrie Kosky, co-directors
Paul Barritt, animation
1927 (Suzanne Andrade and Paul Barritt) and Barrie Kosky, concept
Esther Bialas, stage and costume design
Diego Leetz, lighting design


° = Performs the role on July 17 at 7:00 pm and July 19 at 7:00 pm
• = Performs the role on July 18 at 7:00 pm and July 20 at 7:00 pm
* = Performs the role at all performances, July 17–20

Performance length: 3 hours, including intermission

Sung in German with English supertitles

Live audio description is available on July 18 at 7:00 pm

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A production of the Komische Oper Berlin