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2012 The Magic Flute production video

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The Magic Flute

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Magic Flute, more radiant than ever

Mozart’s light, enchanting Magic Flute is the work of a genius, an opera like no other and a favourite with young and old alike. It has played a significant part in educating Finnish opera generations on both sides of the “curtain”. The production based on the original classic direction by August Everding returns to the repertoire with new, updated lighting and other effects.

With a magic flute to help him, Tamino sets off to rescue Pamina, daughter of the Queen of the Night, held prisoner by Sarastro. The Queen swears she will seek revenge on Sarastro and challenges the sun with the radiance of her song. But who is actually on the side of goodness? One of the performances is in the afternoon, to cater for young listeners.

Conductor: Okko Kamu
Stage director: August Everding
Revised production: Anselmi Hirvonen                                 
Stage design and costumes: Toni Businger                   
Lighting design: Kimmo Ruskela
Chorus master: Matti Hyökki

Cast includes: Mika Kares (Sarastro), Tuomas Katajala (Tamino), Marjukka Tepponen 14.7., 19.7., 24.7. / Anna Immonen 16.7., 22.7., 26.7. (Pamina), Klára Kolonits / Tuuli Takala (Queen of the Night), Tuomas Pursio (Speaker), Arttu Kataja 14., 16., 22.7., 26.7. / Jussi Merikanto 19.7., 24.7. (Papageno) Anna-Kristiina Kaappola, Virpi Räisänen, Hilke Andersen (Three ladies)


premiere at 19
at 19
at 19
at 19
at 19
at 14
At Olavinlinna
Sung in Finnish.
Finnish and English surtitles.