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Tuuli Takala

Mozart Die Zauberflöte

From 04 December TO 28 May 2023
Semperoper - Dresden
Program

Mozart : Die Zauberflöte 160 mn

Cast
  • Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden
  • Staatsopernchor Dresden
  • Conductor
    Jonathan Darlington
    Nicholas Carter
    Evan Rogister
  • Director
    Josef E. Köpplinger
  • Performers
    Tamino: Beomjin Kim
    Tamino: Joseph Dennis
    Tamino: Martin Mitterrutzner
    Tamino: Sebastian Kohlhepp
    Tamino: Mauro Peter
    Pamina: Elbenita Kajtazi
    Pamina: Nikola Hillebrand
    Pamina: Sofia Fomina
    Pamina: Tuuli Takala
    Papageno: Ilya Silchukov
    Papageno: Bernhard Hansky
    Papageno: Sebastian Wartig
    Papageno: Michael Nagy
    Königin der Nacht: Kathryn Lewek
    Königin der Nacht: Julia Sitkovetsky
    Königin der Nacht: Maria Perlt
    Königin der Nacht: Aleksandra Olczyk
    Sarastro: Tilmann Rönnebeck
    Sarastro: Georg Zeppenfeld
    Sprecher: Lawson Anderson
    Sprecher: Martin-Jan Nijhof
    Sprecher: Markus Marquardt
    Sprecher: Matthias Henneberg
    Papagena: Alice Rossi
    Papagena: Katerina von Bennigsen
    Papagena: Christiane Hossfeld
    Monostatos: Aaron Pegram
    Monostatos: Simeon Esper
  • Venue Info
  • Seating Plan
  • Synopsis

Semperoper - Dresden Location Theaterplatz 2 - 01067 Dresden Allemagne

During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Dresden, which became known as the « Florence of the Elbe, » became a primordially important intellectual centre and its orchestra, which developed a new virtuostic instrumental style, spread its influence throughout Europe. Under the influence of Weber, Dresden actively participated in the renaissance of German opera.

For instance, the Opera House built by Gottfried Semper in 1841 welcomed Wagner's first successes in his attempt to renovate German lyrical art; RIENZI, THE FLYING DUTCHMAN, and TANNHÄUSER. But Wagner was also a political agitator and he was forced to leave the city after the 1848 revolution.

In 1858, the orchestra organized its first regular season of symphonic concerts for the public. Following a fire in 1869, Semper erected a second concert hall which was subsequently destroyed, along with the rest of the splendid baroque city, during the devastating bombings of 1945. In 1985, the reopening of one of Europe’s most beautiful opera houses

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Synopsis

Die Zauberflöte

The Magic Flute, or La Flûte enchantée by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a charming and magical escapade in which good battles the dark forces and ultimately triumphs. Moreover, it is a tale of love, courage and persistence. This singspiel was the last opera that Mozart wrote and premiered just 3 months before his death in 1791. For many, it is the greatest of Mozart's operas, mixing both comedy and a deep seated seriousness, displaying how wisdom and passion can be victorious in life.

HISTORY
Set in an enchanted world, this whimsical caper tells the story of how a young prince, Tamino, along with Papageno, a bird catcher, also desperately searching for love, releases his beloved from the clutches of an evil priest. The magic that comes from his flute enchants nature and allows him to conquer his fears and overcome danger. But everything is not as it seems. Who is really the evil body here? 

Act 1 
La Flûte enchantée starts by Tamino being rescued from the great serpent by 3 ladies who work for the queen of the night. They show him a picture of the queen's daughter, Pamina and falls instantly in love with her. Shortly after he meets the queen, who tells him her daughter has been kidnapped by Sarastro, the evil magician. Tamino vows to rescue her and he is given a magic flute for his protection. A bird catcher, Papageno is instructed to accompany him. For protection against evil forces, Tamino is given a magical flute and Papageno receives magic bells. Upon reaching Sarastro's domain, Tamino is met by a priest who tells him it is Pamina's mother who is evil and Sarastro is merely protecting her. When they Tamino and Pamina, they fall instantly in love.

Act 2
Before Tamino and Pamina can be together, Sarastro imposes a series of tests on Tamino. The first is a test of silence. The second is to resist any temptation, no conversation, no food and no women. Believing Tamino is ignoring her, Pamina decides to take her own life, but is stopped by three boys who convince her that Tamino does indeed love her. Tamino and Pamina must be pass the third test together, the test of fire and water. By using the magic flute, they pass the test. Meanwhile, Papageno who has been searching for love the whole time, finds his true love Papagena by playing his magic bells. Pamina's mother is furious by the events and tries to break into Sarastro's temple, but is repelled. The singspiel ends with light triumphing over death.

MAIN ROLES
Tamino: A young prince, tenor
Papageno: A bird catcher, baritone
Pamina: Daughter of the Queen of the Night, soprano
The Queen of the Night: Pamina's mother, coloratura soprano
Sarastro: bass
Three ladies: 2 sopranos and a mezzo-soprano

Semperoper Dresden © Matthias Creutziger

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