Opera - The Magic Flute

Has anyone out there seen The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart?

If so what do you think of it? Also, do you know of any good websites that give a good description about all the characters?

Cheers
 

Chimurenga

Old-Salt
The Pittsburgh Opera did a production of it almost two years ago with their junior company, the Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh, and it is easily one of the more approachable and accessible of Mozart's Operas.

It generally runs under three hours, including an intermission or two.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_flute
 
Try here for character info: CLICKY

Edit to add, it's a beautiful, light and quite humorous opera - I love it.
 
My bird is in The Welsh National Opera, saw the prodution last year in the Millenium Centre, I wonder what dope he was on when he wrote it as it is as wierd as fook, monsters, flying little boys heads sticking out of the floor, the stuff of nightmares
 
tropper66 said:
My bird is in The Welsh National Opera, saw the prodution last year in the Millenium Centre, I wonder what dope he was on when he wrote it as it is as wierd as fook, monsters, flying little boys heads sticking out of the floor, the stuff of nightmares

Whilst I don't doubt that Mozart was on some mind-altering substances at the time he wrote it, he cannot be held responsible for that production - you should be questioning the soberness and sanity of the artistic director if it really was as weird as you say. I've seen several productions (amateur and professional) and I've not seen anything like you describe! 8O

smb: glad to have been of help - I hope that you do enjoy it - let us know!
 
DozyBint said:
tropper66 said:
My bird is in The Welsh National Opera, saw the prodution last year in the Millenium Centre, I wonder what dope he was on when he wrote it as it is as wierd as fook, monsters, flying little boys heads sticking out of the floor, the stuff of nightmares

Whilst I don't doubt that Mozart was on some mind-altering substances at the time he wrote it, he cannot be held responsible for that production - you should be questioning the soberness and sanity of the artistic director if it really was as weird as you say. I've seen several productions (amateur and professional) and I've not seen anything like you describe! 8O

smb: glad to have been of help - I hope that you do enjoy it - let us know!

Oh come on, monsters in the woods, strange geezers in temples and the tw boys who keep turning uo for some unknown reason very strange
 
seenmybaseball said:
Has anyone out there seen The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart?

If so what do you think of it? Also, do you know of any good websites that give a good description about all the characters?

Cheers

Google is your friend
 
tropper66 said:
Oh come on, monsters in the woods, strange geezers in temples and the tw boys who keep turning uo for some unknown reason very strange

It's called "fiction" tropper :wink: . Mozart composed the music for this opera. He didn't write the story or the libretto.
 
Still thin it's to many mushrooms
 

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