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18:15

Fireplace Room mezzanine

Lecturer: . .

 
3 hours
one interval
deperformed in German (with Russian surtitles)
12+for viewers over 12 years old
Die Zauberflöte
Artists
Tamino Boris Stepanov
Papageno Alexander Shakhov
The Queen of the Night Svetlana Moskalenko
Pamina Anna Nalbandyants
Sarastro Alexander Bezrukov

Conductor Peter Feranec
Credits
Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder

Original staging, sets, costumes, and lighting: Pet Halmen
Staging by Éric Vigié
Musical Director of the production: Mikhail Tatarnikov
Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Chorus: Vladimir Stolpovskikh
Directors Assistants: Jean-Philippe Guilois, Yulia Prokhorova
Conductors Assistant: Igor Tomashevsky
Principal Pianist: Alexander Pakuev
Chorus Masters: Alexey Dmitriev, Sergey Tsyplenkov
Pianists: Maria Kopyseva, Maria Mikirtumova
Music Style and Language Consultant: Eytan Pessen
Dialogues in translation by Galina Burkova
Surtitles: Margarita Kunitsyna-Tankevich
Stage Manager: Olga Kokh
Assistants to Stage Manager: Elena Piskunova, Vyacheslav Kalyuzhny

The performance features soloists of the Childrens Choir of St Petersburg TV and Radio
Principal Chorus Master: Igor Gribkov

Collaboration between the Mikhailovsky Theatre and the Opéra de Lausanne under the patronage of André and Rosalie Hoffmann

Sheet music provided by Bärenreiter-Verlag Kassel

Partner of the production


Mozarts opera Die Zauberflöte is performed on the Mikhailovskys stage in a version first seen at the Opéra de Lausanne in 2010. The well-known German stage designer and director Pet Halmen decided to shift the operas setting to the Duchess Anna-Amalia Library in Weimar, home to a priceless collection of rare books and librettos. And although the idea for this arose following a terrible fire that broke out at the library in 2004, destroying most of the rare volumes stored there, many critics in Europe deemed the production to be one of the most vivacious and harmonious interpretations of Die Zauberflöte in the modern era.

Recommended for family viewing


ACT I

A fairy dale. Tamino, a handsome prince, is pursued by a serpent. He asks the gods to save him and faints. Three ladies, attendants of the Queen of the Night, appear and kill the serpent. They find the unconscious prince attractive, and each of them tries to convince the other two to leave. After arguing, they leave together. Tamino wakes up and sees Papageno, a bird-catcher, who complains he has no girlfriend. Tamino thinks that Papageno killed the serpent. Papageno happily takes the credit. The three ladies suddenly reappear and place a padlock over Papagenos mouth as a warning not to lie. They give Tamino a portrait of the Queen of the Nights daughter Pamina who has been captured by the evil sorcerer Sarastro. Tamino falls in love with Pamina and vows to rescue her.

The Queen of the Night appears and promises Tamino that Pamina will be his if he rescues her from Sarastro. The ladies remove the padlock from Papagenos mouth and give Tamino a magic flute, which has the power to change sorrow into joy. They tell Papageno to go with Tamino and give him magic bells for protection. Tamino and Papageno set forth to Sarastros temple guided by three child-spirits.

Sarastros palace. Monostatos, a blackamoor and chief of the slaves, orders the slaves to chain Pamina and leave him alone with her. Papageno enters. Monostatos and Papageno are each terrified by the others strange appearance and both flee. Papageno returns and announces to Pamina that her mother has sent Tamino to save her. Pamina offers sympathy and hope to Papageno, who longs for a wife.

The three child-spirits lead Tamino to Sarastros temple. An old priest tells Tamino that Sarastro is not evil and that he should not trust the Queen of the Night. Tamino plays his magic flute and hears Papagenos pipes. Papageno and Pamina enter. Monostatos and his slaves try to recapture them, but Papageno plays his magic bells making Monostatos dance.
Sarastro enters, with a crowd of followers. Pamina confesses that she tried to escape, and Sarastro receives her kindly. Monostatos brings in Tamino and tells Sarastro that he caught Papageno and Pamina and demands a reward. Sarastro, however, punishes Monostatos. He announces that Tamino must undergo trials of wisdom in order to become worthy as Paminas husband.

ACT II

Tamino and Papageno are led in by two priests for the first trial. The priests swear them to silence. The three ladies tempt Tamino and Papageno to speak. Papageno cannot resist answering the ladies, but Tamino remains aloof. The ladies withdraw in confusion.

Pamina is asleep. Monostatos approaches and tries to kiss her, when the Queen of the Night appears. She gives Pamina a dagger, ordering her to kill Sarastro, and leaves. Monostatos tries to force Paminas love by threatening to reveal the Queens plot, but Sarastro enters and drives him off. Pamina begs Sarastro to forgive her mother. He reassures her that revenge and cruelty have no place in his domain.

Tamino and Papageno are led in by priests, who remind them that they must remain silent. Papageno complains of thirst. An old woman enters and offers Papageno a cup of water. He teasingly asks whether she has a boyfriend. She replies that his name is Papageno and disappears. The three child-spirits bring in food, the magic flute, and the bells. Tamino plays the flute, and Pamina appears. She tries to speak with him, but Tamino, bound by his vow of silence, cannot answer her. Pamina thinks that he no longer loves her and leaves in despair.

The priests celebrate Taminos successes so far. Sarastro instructs Pamina and Tamino to bid each other farewell before the greater trials ahead. They exit and Papageno enters. The priests grant his request for a glass of wine and he expresses his desire for a wife. The elderly woman reappears and warns him that unless he immediately promises to marry her, he will be imprisoned forever. When Papageno promises to love her faithfully, she is transformed into the young and pretty Papagena. The priests declare that Papageno is not yet worthy of her.

The three child-spirits hail the dawn. They observe Pamina, who is contemplating suicide because she believes Tamino has abandoned her. The child-spirits reassure her of Taminos love.

Two men in armour lead in Tamino. Pamina declares her intention to undergo the remaining trials with him. Protected by the magic flute, they pass unscathed through fire and water.
Papageno despairs at having lost Papagena and decides to hang himself. The three child-spirits stop him and advise to play his magic bells to summon Papagena. She appears. The happy couple plan their future and dream of the many children they will have together.

Monostatos, the Queen of the Night, and her three ladies plot to destroy the temple but are magically cast out into eternal night. Sarastro announces the suns triumph over the night.

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