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Metropolitan Opera: The Magic Flute

Live from the Met
  • 2006
  • US
  • 114 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Julie Taymor
  • Written by: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Cast: Nathan Gunn, Ying Huang, Matthew Polenzani, Erika Miklosa

Director Taymor (Across the Universe) uses giant puppets and dancing animals in this abridged, English-language version of the opera.

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 This was the groundbreaking broadcast that launched the Met’s heralded Live in HD series, seen by opera lovers in movie theaters around the world. Adults and children alike were enchanted by the whimsical humor and breathtaking puppetry of Julie Taymor’s hit production, presented in a shortened English-language version. Under the baton of Maestro James Levine, a winning ensemble cast – including Nathan Gunn, Ying Huang, Matthew Polenzani, Erika Miklosa, and René Pape – brings fresh life to Mozart’s timeless fairy tale.

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