Mozart’s The Magic Flute.

Arrival of Sarastro on a chariot pulled by lions, from a 1793 production in Brno. Pamina appears at left, Papageno at right. In the background are the temples of Wisdom, Reason, and Nature.
Joseph and Peter Schaffer (1793) / This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less.

Airs Saturday, August 17, 2019, at 12 noon. During August and September, the Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts return with six encore presentations from their 2016-17 season. This week we present The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart CONDUCTED BY Rory MacDonald and starring Matthew Polenzani, Kathryn Lewek, Adam Plachetka and Christiane Karg.

Richard Termine / Met Opera

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.