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The inaugural broadcast of the Peabody and Emmy®-award winning series The Met Live in HD.
The Magic Flute has delighted audiences of all ages for centuries. Julie Taymor's dazzling English-language production brings one of Mozart s greatest works to life as never before.
James Levine leads a cast that includes Ying Huang as Pamina in her Met debut, Nathan Gunn, Matthew Polenzani, Erika Miklosa and Rene Papa.
Taken from the December 30, 2006 live performance.
I like this opera because the sets, costumes and special effects were outlandishly imaginative and gorgeously beautiful; the performers rose above and beyond their talents to amuse... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ben J Korgen
This is a beautiful production. Kids might like it. I personally dislike the English. The music changes when adapted to English. It changes the cadence. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Chris Reich
I drop a star only because this is an abridged version of the opera, which was not plain from the advertising. Otherwise it has good sound and video quality, and I'm happy.Published 1 month ago by Phillip Baker
My first time viewing of this opera and I now know why it is rarely shown. A presentation would take very creative people to put it on at this level. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Oregon Kathy
This is a delightful production of Mozart's The Magic Flute. The colorful costumes, creative sets, imaginative puppetry, engaging choreography and excellently performed arias make... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Carvo