Metropolitan Opera: The Magic Flute

Dec 26, 2019

Joshua Hopkins as Papageno and Joélle Harvey as Pamina in Mozart's "The Magic Flute."
Credit Karen Almond / Met Opera

The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Mozart’s classic fairy tale The Magic Flute, an abridged English-language adaptation that carries on the Met’s tradition of presenting opera for audiences of all ages at the holidays.

Lothar Koenigs conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus in this beloved opera about the triumph of love and virtue.

The cast stars Ying Fang as Pamina and Kathryn Lewek as her ruthless mother the Queen of the Night, David Portillo as Prince Tamino, Joshua Hopkins as the lovelorn birdcatcher Papageno, and Soloman Howard as the wise Sarastro.

The Magic Flute will be heard live over Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 1:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 28.

Click here for an English translation of the libretto. Please note: the English translation provided may vary from the version used during the broadcast.