The Tale of the Magic Flute


after Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)

A story of love and growing up for little people and big people; Music Theatre for children based on the opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Libretto by Marcel Pomplun and Gerlinde Pelkowski; For children aged 5 and over

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Conductor Kevin McCutcheon
Director Gerlinde Pelkowski
Stage-design Thomas Gabriel
Costume-design Gerlinde Pelkowski
Music-version Douglas V. Brown
Narrator Jörg Schörner
Pamina Heidi Stober
Queen Hulkar Sabirova
Tamino Thomas Blondelle
Sarastro, Speaker Tobias Kehrer
1st Dame Siobhan Stagg
2nd Dame Stephanie Weiss
3rd Dame Ronnita Miller
Papageno Markus Brück
Monostatos Paul Kaufmann
Papagena Alexandra Hutton
Orchestra Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin
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Prince Tamino falls head over heels in love with Princess Pamina when he receives her picture as a gift. Pamina's love for the Prince is awakened when she hears the tales of Papageno, the bird catcher, with whom she then sings a love duet, Papageno standing in for Tamino. However, these two children of royal blood have a few obstacles to surmount before they can be united. Fortunately there's always music in the meantime: Tamino is given a magic flute that can tame wild animals, and Papageno has a musical instrument, a glockenspiel of magic chimes.

This abbreviated version of Mozart's MAGIC FLUTE is intended not only for children but for all music and theatre lovers keen to spend an hour learning the sights and sounds of opera.