Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Directed by David McVicar
HOME, 20 September 2017
This is a very copacetic production of Mozart’s German opera, an adventurous romance with a streak of occult intrigue.
Sabine Devieilhe stood out as the Queen of the Night, tenebrous talons drawn, fierce as a lioness in the pursuit of her daughter’s kidnapper. There were wonderful arias from Tamino (Mauro Peter) and Pamina (Siobhan Stagg), our earnest lovers, but the other couple (Papageno and Papagena) seemed to have much more fun, somehow enjoyed life more. Roderick Williams as Papageno provided comic moments aplenty and Papagena, the Austrian soprano Christina Gansch, looked like a city girl on the razz, her hair just out of curlers. A very entertaining journey.
Further details of the ROH’s production of The Magic Flute can be found here.