Tamino in the belly of the dragon, Papageno riding a flying elephant, the Queen of the Night as a giant spider, dancing constellations and flying butterfly boys – The Magic Flute at the Komische Oper Berlin seems to cast a spell over audience members both young and old. And not only in Berlin: over 600,000 people in 23 countries on four continents have seen this critically and commercially acclaimed production by the British theatre group »1927« and Barrie Kosky, with its stunning mixture of live performance and film animation. Now the production is returning for Berlin audiences in a modified, but no less magical form.
Performed over 400 times since its premiere, the production has been newly adapted by Barrie Kosky. Dancers and extras perform on stage; from alongside and behind the stage, singers provide the voices; the three boys magically appear in animated drawings; the voices of the chorus resound from high up in the audience chamber. This internationally acclaimed production of the most frequently performed German-language opera continues to promise – even adapted to the given circumstances – fun for young and old alike!
Libretto von Emanuel Schikaneder
Eine Koproduktion mit der Deutschen Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf/Duisburg