Mozart
DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Monday, October 23, 2017

 

Start Times: Mon, Oct 23 at 12:30 pm

Location: Cinema Art Theater
17701 Dartmouth Dr., #2 Dartmouth Plaza, Lewes
Admission: $25 Adult
$22 Met Member
$22 RBFS Member
$22 Senior (65+)
$15 Student (with ID)
$15 Child (12 and under)
Conductor: James Levine
Run Time: Runtime: 3 hrs 9 mins
(approximate, with 1 intermission)

Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts the full-length German version of Mozart’s magical fable, seen in Julie Taymor’s spectacular production, which captures both the opera’s earthy comedy and its noble mysticism.

Die Zauberflöte
—a sublime fairy tale that moves freely between earthy comedy and noble mysticism—was written for a theater located just outside Vienna with the clear intention of appealing to audiences from all walks of life. The story is told in a Singspiel (“song-play”) format characterized by separate musical numbers connected by dialogue and stage activity, an excellent structure for navigating the diverse moods, ranging from solemn to lighthearted, of the story and score. The composer and the librettist were both Freemasons—the fraternal order whose membership is held together by shared moral and metaphysical ideals—and Masonic imagery is used throughout the work. The story, however, is as universal as any fairy tale.

Approximate ending time: 3:45 pm

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