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Die Zauberflöte
About the performance

First time Die Zauberflöte by Mozart was performed in Vienna on 30 September 1791. Libretto was written in German by an actor, director and impresario, Emanuel Schikaneder, a friend of composer. He was the one to play of bird-catcher Papageno. Fairy tale plot, in the spirit of magic music comedies, popular at the time in Austria, resembled flamboyant spectacle. It was full of wonderful adventures and fantastic creatures with a hint to the relevant events and ideas. Similar to the plot, music style of the opera was multi layered as well. Simple singing numbers in singspiel way neighbored with the complex and coloratura arias, while camouflaged quotes from J.S. Bach and protestant chorale - with a music of masonic ceremonials.

Premiered on September 24, 2004.

Presented with one interval.

Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder based on Christoph Martin Wieland’s fairy tale Lulu oder die Zauberflöte

Designer
Viktor Volsky
Costume Designer
Rafail Volsky
Choreographer
Lilia Talankina
Lighting Designer
Vladimir Ivakin
Scene:
Chamber Stage
Run time:
3 hours 15 minutes
Language:
German
Bolshoi opera official sponsor is Payment System MIR
A scene from the performance.

Photo by Vladimir Mayorov.

A scene from the performance.

Photo by Pavel Rychkov.

Zakhar Kovalyov as Tamino. Tatiana Fedotova as Pamina.

Photo by Vladimir Mayorov.

Ekaterina Ferzba as The Queen of the Night. Irina Alekseenko, Tatiana Vetrova, Maria Patrusheva as Three Ladies.

Photo by Vladimir Mayorov.

Vasily Sokolov as Papageno, Zakhar Kovalyov as Tamino.

Photo by Vladimir Mayorov.

Zakhar Kovalyov as Tamino, Alexandr Polkovnikov as Papageno, Maria Patrusheva as Third Lady, Tatiana Vetrova as Second Lady, Irina Alekseenko as First Lady.

Photo by Vladimir Mayorov.

Alexey Sulimov as Tamino, Olga Burmistrova as Second Lady, Azamat Tsaliti as Papageno, Olga Berezanskaya as Third Lady, Alexandra Nanoshkina as First Lady.

Photo by Vladimir Mayorov.

Irina Khruleva as The Queen of the Night, Alexey Sulimov as Tamino.

Photo by Vladimir Mayorov.

Tamara Kasumova as The Queen of the Night, Valery Makarov as Tamino, Vitaly Rodin as Monostatos.

Photo by Pavel Rychkov.

Vasily Sokolov as Papageno, Natalia Ritter as Pamina.

Photo by Pavel Rychkov.

Pavel Paremuzov as Monostatos, Natalia Ritter as Pamina, Alexandr Polkovnikov as Papageno.

Photo by Vladimir Mayorov.

Tatiana Fedotova as Pamina, Azamat Tsaliti as Papageno.

Photo by Vladimir Mayorov.

Natalia Ritter as Pamina, Vitaly Rodin as Monostatos, Vasily Sokolov as Papageno.

Photo by Pavel Rychkov.

Valery Makarov as Tamino.

Photo by Pavel Rychkov.

Valery Makarov as Tamino, Flute solo — Anna Glushkova.

Photo by Pavel Rychkov.

Natalia Ritter as Pamina, Alexandr Polkovnikov as Papageno, Alexey Mochalov as Sarastro, Zakhar Kovalyov as Tamino, Alexandra Mayskaya as First Boy, Marianna Asvoynova as Second Boy, Amal Osakauskene as Third Boy.

Photo by Vladimir Mayorov.

Alexandеr Kolesnikov as Sarastro.

Photo by Vladimir Mayorov.

Natalia Ritter as Pamina, Pavel Paremuzov as Monostatos.

Photo by Vladimir Mayorov.

Tatiana Fedotova as Pamina, Irina Khruleva as The Queen of the Night.

Photo by Vladimir Mayorov.

Alexandеr Kolesnikov as Sarastro, Vitaly Rodin as Monostatos.

Photo by Vladimir Mayorov.

Alexandеr Kolesnikov as Sarastro, Tatiana Fedotova as Pamina.

Photo by Vladimir Mayorov.

Azamat Tsaliti as Papageno.

Photo by Vladimir Mayorov.

Alexandra Mayskaya as Papagena, Vasily Sokolov as Papageno.

Photo by Pavel Rychkov.

Natalia Ritter as Pamina, Alexandra Mayskaya as First Boy, Marianna Asvoynova as Second Boy, Amal Osakauskene as Third Boy.

Photo by Vladimir Mayorov.

Zakhar Kovalyov as Tamino, Natalia Ritter as Pamina.

Photo by Vladimir Mayorov.

Tamara Kasumova as The Queen of the Night.

Photo by Pavel Rychkov.

A scene from the performance.

Photo by Vladimir Mayorov.

Cast
22 January
2023

Sunday, 14:00

21 January
2023

Saturday, 19:00

20 January
2023

Friday, 19:00

11 December
2022

Sunday, 14:00

10 December
2022

Saturday, 19:00

09 December
2022

Friday, 19:00

25 September
2022

Sunday, 14:00

24 September
2022

Saturday, 19:00

23 September
2022

Friday, 19:00

19 June
2022

Sunday, 14:00

18 June
2022

Saturday, 19:00

03 April
2022

Sunday, 14:00

02 April
2022

Saturday, 19:00

01 April
2022

Friday, 19:00

09 December
2021

Thursday, 19:00

08 December
2021

Wednesday, 19:00

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Synopsis

Act I

Prince Tamino flees a terrible serpent before three ladies in the service of the Queen of the Night save him. The bird catcher Papageno appears. He claims that it was he who killed the serpent. Hearing Papageno take credit for their work, the ladies return and padlock Papageno’s mouth shut for lying. Turning to Tamino, they give the prince a portrait of the Queen’s daughter, Pamina, who they say is being held prisoner by the evil Sarastro. Tamino falls in love with Pamina’s portrait at first sight. The Queen appears. She grieves over the loss of her daughter and asks Tamino to rescue Pamina. The ladies offer Tamino a magic flute to ensure his safety on the journey, and to Papageno, who will accompany him, they give magic silver bells.

In Sarastro’s palace, the slave Monostatos pursues Pamina, but he is frightened away when Papageno arrives. The bird catcher tells Pamina that Tamino loves her and is on his way to save her.

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