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The Magic Flute, at the Teatro Real

By | 15 January, 2020 | 0 comments

La Flauta Mágica, en el Teatro Real

The Magic Flute, Mozart’s last singspiel, arrives in Madrid with the help of stage director Barrie Kosky, who takes inspiration from silent films in this production. The popular opera comes to the Teatro Real from January 19 to February 7. Considered by many as a fairy tale and full of Masonic symbolism, it was the last opera staged by Mozart himself in 1791, two months before his death.

In the play, Prince Tamino is chased by a snake and it leads him into the Queen of the Night’s territory. The queen asks him to rescue her daughter Pamina, who is kidnapped by Sarastro. Tamino decides to accept the challenge, but with the condition of marrying Pamina. The story takes an unexpected turn when Tamino discovers that the one he really has to fear is the Queen of the Night herself and not Sarastro.

A play sung in German, where spoken parts are intercalated with sequences that take their inspiration from silent films. In addition to being a great musical piece, it expresses values in a critical way: it stages the struggle between light and darkness, as well as the rise of the individual above any noble title.

The Magic Flute promises a mixture of Italian lyricism, German folk tradition and vaudeville. With a colorful costume and a rhythmic setting, the audience will be able to enjoy well-known pieces by Mozart such as Papageno’s quintet, Tamino and the Three Ladies.

You will be able to enjoy this play very close to our hotel, in the Teatro Real, only 5 minutes away on foot. The show will be in German with English and Spanish subtitles. Tickets can be bought at the theatre’s box office from Monday to Saturday.

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