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Magic moments of Mozart to share with a MetLive screening

12 October, 2017 — By Sebastian Taylor

Markus Werba is Papageno in the MetLive production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, to be screened in cinemas on Monday, October 16. PHOTO: Richard Termine/Metropolitan Opera

Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) is being screened in cinemas this Saturday evening in the MetLive in HD series.

The sublime fairytale is sung in German, staged in a Tony Award-winning production directed by Julie Taymor which captures the opera’s earthy comedy alongside its noble mysticism.

The Queen of the Night’s aria, with its stratospheric high notes, is just one of the countless highlights in this tale of love and magic, mysterious secrets and whimsical fantasy.

James Levine, the Met’s music director emeritus, is conduct­ing a cast of rising young, and not so young, singers. Golda Shultz is Pamina; Kathryn Lewek is the Queen of the Night; Charles Castrono is Tamino and Markus Werba is Papageno.

• MetLive: Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (Magic Flute), 5.55pm: Screenings at Barbican; Curzon Bloomsbury & Mayfair; Everyman Belsize Park & Hampstead; Phoenix East Finchley; and Vue Islington

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