LA Opera on the Air broadcasts continue on Classical 90.5 this Saturday, July 26, with a performance of The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. The Magic Flute is not, strictly speaking, an opera, but a Singspiel, a musical form popular at the time of ts composition that included both singing and spoken dialogue. The performance will run approximately two hours and forty-five minutes.
A celebration of true love conquering all, The Magic Flute transports audiences into an enchanted world where good must face the forces of darkness. Under the masterful baton of James Conlon, LA Opera presents the first U.S. performances of a highly inventive staging that originated at the Komische Oper Berlin, created by director Barrie Kosky in combination with the British theater group “1927," whose humorous shows have thrilled audiences all over the world with their interaction between film animation and live-performing actors. “A perfect mixture of all the things worth loving: silent films, the cabaret of the Weimar Republic, David Lynch, and the brothers Grimm," according to Britain's The Guardian newspaper. Mozart's delightful blend of high comedy and serious drama, combined with exquisite singing and stage wizardry, continues to enchant young and old alike.