Saturday, Dec. 17 at 12:55 p.m.—Tony Award-winning director, Julie Taymor’s delightful production of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” returns to the Paramount Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 12:55 p.m.
“The Magic Flute” was the Metropolitan Opera’s first Live in HD broadcast into movie theaters 11 years ago. It is a family-friendly production populated with giant puppets and magical and fantastical design elements straight from the genius of Ms. Taymor (“The Lion King,” “Spider Man”). Featuring a brief introduction from veteran news personality Katie Couric, this 100-minute abridged version of Julie Taymor’s production features an English translation by J.D. McClatchy. The cast includes Ying Huang as Pamina, Matthew Polenzani as Tamino, Nathan Gunn as Papageno, Erika Miklósa as the Queen of the Night, and René Pape as Sarastro. Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts.
Bruce Bouchard, Executive Director of the Paramount Theatre, stated “If you don’t know opera, or even if you thought you never wanted to even try … this production is for you. It runs under two hours and is filled with the kind of visual splendor that will entrance children of all ages. The theatrical imagination of Julie Taymor was made for the child in each and every one of us. And the music of Mozart, it is a miracle: luscious and inviting. I will be bringing my 3 year-old grandson Rocco for his first appearance at the Paramount.” He continued, “In addition we are instituting a new student and child price for this Live in HD broadcast of $10. Adults will remain at $23.”
The Paramount Theatre is located at 30 Center Street, Rutland. For more information, including tickets, visit paramountvt.org or call 802-775-0903.
Photo courtesy of Paramount Theatre
Screening Live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera, the Paramount Theatre will present Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” on the big screen. The show is appropriate for all ages.