Metropolitan Opera: Mozart's The Magic Flute

Airs Saturday, December 9, 2017, at 12 noon. The 2017-18 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with the first of the company’s two holiday presentations this season: Mozart’s The Magic Flute. The broadcast stars Hanna-Elisabeth Müller as Pamina, Kathryn Lewek as the Queen of the Night, Charles Castronovo as Tamino, Nathan Gunn as Papageno, Alfred Walker as the Speaker, and Tobias Kehrer as Sarastro. Evan Rogister makes his Met debut conducting the opera, which is performed in an abridged, English-language version of the popular production by Julie Taymor. The Magic Flute continues the Met’s holiday tradition, inaugurated in 2006, of presenting shorter performances that are sung in English and geared towards families, with Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel as the second offering, to be broadcast in January. The Magic Flute will be heard live over Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, December 9.

Nathan Gunn as Papageno in Mozart's The Magic Flute
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