One of opera’s most beloved works receives its first new Met staging in 19 years—a daring vision by renowned English director Simon McBurney that The Wall Street Journal declared “the best production I’ve ever witnessed of Mozart’s opera.” Nathalie Stutzmann conducts the Met Orchestra, with the pit raised to make the musicians visible to the audience and allow interaction with the cast. In his Met-debut staging, McBurney lets loose a volley of theatrical flourishes, incorporating projections, sound effects, and acrobatics to match the spectacle and drama of Mozart’s fable. The brilliant cast includes soprano Erin Morley as Pamina, tenor Lawrence Brownlee as Tamino, baritone Thomas Oliemans in his Met debut as Papageno, soprano Kathryn Lewek as the Queen of the Night, and bass Stephen Milling as Sarastro.

Run time: 3 hrs 5 min • German


About Opera Connection

Hosted by cultural historian/composer Dennis Neil Kleinman, the Opera Connection presents lively, engaging, jargon-free discussions before selected Met at The Music Hall broadcasts.

Schedule
Season Preview • Wed., 10/5/22 • 7pm • Lounge
La Traviata • Sat., 11/5/22 • 11:30am • Lounge
Fedora • Sat., 1/14/23 • 11:30am • Lounge
Der Rosenkavalier • Sat., 4/15/23 • 10:30am • Lounge
Lohengrin • Sat., 4/22/23 • 10:30am • Lounge