Met Opera on Demand Catalog
The Magic Flute
(Dec. 30, 2006)
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Librettist: Emanuel Schikaneder
Levine; Huang, Miklósa, Polenzani, Pape, Gunn
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 1 hrs. 52 min.
This was the groundbreaking broadcast that launched the Met’s heralded Live in HD series, seen by opera lovers in movie theaters around the world. Adults and children alike were enchanted by the whimsical humor and breathtaking puppetry of Julie Taymor’s hit production, presented in a shortened English-language version. Under the baton of Maestro James Levine, a winning ensemble cast – including Nathan Gunn, Ying Huang, Matthew Polenzani, Erika Miklosa, and René Pape – brings fresh life to Mozart's timeless fairy tale.