Metropolitan Opera: The Magic Flute

Dec 23, 2020

Scene from The Magic Flute by Mozart.

The 2020-21 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a holiday presentation of Mozart’s fable The Magic Flute, a broadcast from 2010, abridged and sung in English.

It’s the story of a brave prince and princess – aided by a not-so-brave bird catcher – who embark on a quest to attain wisdom and love.

The performance stars Susanna Phillips as Pamina, Erika Miklósa as the vengeful Queen of the Night, Russell Thomas as Tamino, Nathan Gunn as the lovelorn Papageno, and Morris Robinson as the wise Sarastro.

Erik Nielsen led the Met Orchestra and Chorus in Mozart’s timeless score.

The Magic Flute will be heard over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 1:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 26. You can listen on Classical IPR.