Season 2016/17

Die Zauberflöte

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“The magic flute is a great allegory on the forces which humanity contends for”: with these words, the director Damiano Michieletto introduces this new staging, set in a school which opens itself to a physical journey of discovery and individual awareness. In this surreal allegory, “Tamino and Pamina, accompanied by the Papageno, who is illiterate but who understands the language of animals, live the conflict between religious and secular institutions (summed up in the conflict between the Queen of the Night and Sarastro) and open up to an individual discovery of affection and sexuality, of maturity seen as independence from their fathers”.

Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)

Singspiel in two acts
Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder with Karl Ludwig Giesecke
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

A new staging in co-production with the Teatro La Fenice of Venice


Roland Böer

Damiano Michieletto

Paolo Fantin

Carla Teti

Light design
Alessandro Carletti

Video design
Carmen Zimmermann/Roland Horvath

Choir director
Lorenzo Fratini

Orchestra and Choir of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Goran Jurić

Juan Francisco Gatell (23, 25, 28) / Leonardo Cortellazzi (24, 26, 29)

Ekaterina Sadovnikova (23, 25, 28) / Anna Gillingham (24, 26, 29)

Königin der Nacht
Olga Pudova

Alessio Arduini (23, 25, 28) / Christian Senn (24, 26, 29)

Der Sprecher
Philip Smith

Monostatos, ein Mohr
Marcello Nardis

Giulia Bolcato

Erste Dame
Heera Bae

Zweite Dame
Cecilia Bernini

Dritte Dame
Veta Pilipenko

Erster Geharnischte/Zweiter Priester
Cristiano Olivieri

Zweiter Geharnischte/Erster Priester
Oliver Puerckhauer

Alte Dame
Daniela Foà

Alte Dame
Daniela Foà

Die Drei Knaben
Soloists del Muenchner Knabenchor

Sun 26 March, ore 15:30
Wed 29 March, ore 20:00
Tue 28 March, ore 20:00
Sat 25 March, ore 20:00
Fri 24 March, ore 20:00
Thu 23 March, ore 20:00

Running times
First part: 1 hour
Intermission: 30 minutes
Second part: 1 hour 15 minutes

Total running time: 2 hours and 45 minutes
Stalls 1 € 100
Stalls 2 € 80
Stalls 3 € 60
Boxes € 35
Gallery € 20
Limited visibility € 10

Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Piazzale Vittorio Gui, 1
50144 Firenze

Dettagli e mappa
Oltre il sipario
Listening guides
Opera di Firenze
23, 24, 25, 28, 29 March, 7.15 pm
26 March, 2.45 pm

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