The two-act opera follows Prince Tamino’s adventure, as he is assigned by the Queen of the Night to save Pamina, the daughter of the Queen of the Night, from evil Sarastro. On this rescue, Tamino is assisted by bird-catcher Papageno and the magic flute given to him by three beautiful ladies.
Good and evil, light and darkness, and right and wrong are pitted against each other int The Magic Flute. The opera is child-like and pure. It advocates courage, loyalty, truth and forgiveness. There is an obvious connection to nature and the power of love that prevails. In other words, the things we wish today’s world could give us. However, the seriousness of The Magic Flute is challenged by play.
The fairy-tale world of The Magic Flute has inspired Mozart and the opera is full of ideas. The playful nature of the composer is conveyed to the score, which contains brilliant arias familiar to the public, memorable melodies, strong contrasts and characterisations, magnificent ceremonial style and glockenspiel music. Nothing in music could foretell that Mozart would die just over two months after the premiere.
The opera is performed in the original German and subtitled in Finnish.
- Sibelius Academy Opera, orchestra and choir and SEIM Ensemble
- Laura Jäntti, direction
- Markus Lehtinen / Mateusz Gwizdalla, conducting
- Milja Salovaara, costume and set design
- Tuija Luukkainen, make-up design
- Sirje Ruohtula, light design
- Friday 25 November 6:30 p.m.
- Saturday 26 November 4:00 p.m.
- Monday 28 November 6:30 p.m.
- Tuesday 29 November 6:30 p.m.
- Thursday 1 December 6:30 p.m.
- Friday 2 December 6:30 p.m.
The Sibelius Academy’s opera training
Opera students at the Sibelius Academy perform in four full-scale productions in the course of their studies and in one dramatised concert with piano accompaniment. The opera productions are staged with the assistance of Finnish and foreign professionals of opera and of the stage.
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