WRTI Spotlight
6:50 am
Sat June 2, 2012

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE on June 2nd

Look out for dancing bears and dinosaurs…into the enchanted forest we go on Saturday, June 2nd, from 1 to 4:30 pm. Lyric’s inspired production reflects the composer himself - seamlessly blending emotional profundity with slapstick humor that appeals to the kid in us all.

With a hapless and endearing bird catcher as his sidekick, Prince Tamino is searching for the girl of his dreams. The mysterious Queen of the Night says her daughter’s the one - and just waiting to be rescued from the evil wizard, Sarastro. But it turns out he's not the evil one at all! A young couple’s journey to adulthood, the search for universal truths, Masonic rituals and religious allegory - The Magic Flute gives us much to ponder, and music that’s a wondrous joy!

Video Preview: Renee Fleming and Sir Andrew Davis Discuss The Magic Flute

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Lyric Opera of Chicago
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The Magic Flute (in German)

CAST:
Pamina: Nicole Cabell
Tamino: Charles Castronovo
Papageno: Stéphane Degout
Queen of the Night: Audrey Luna
Sarastro: Günther Groissböck
Speaker: Richard Stilwell
Monostatos: Rodell Rosel
First Lady: Elisabeth Meister
CONDUCTOR:  Sir Andrew Davis
LYRIC OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS

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