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Metropolitan Opera: Mozart’s The Magic Flute

Richard Termine
Met Opera
Nathan Gunn as Papageno in Mozart's The Magic Flute

Airs Saturday, December 29, 2018, at 12 noon. The 2018-19 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a holiday presentation of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. This English-language adaptation of the classic operatic fairy tale, performed in a single 100-minute act, tells the story of a prince, a princess, and a not-very-brave bird catcher who go on a quest to attain wisdom and love. The cast stars Erin Morley as Pamina, Kathryn Lewek as the vindictive Queen of the Night, Ben Bliss as Tamino, Nathan Gunn as Papageno, and Morris Robinson as the wise ruler Sarastro. A perfect introduction to opera and a holiday treat for the whole family, the performance is led by acclaimed conductor Harry Bicket in the Met’s popular production by visionary theater artist Julie Taymor. The Magic Flute will be heard live over Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 1:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 29.