Die Zauberflöte

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

With its blend of enchantment, masonic ritual and sentimental romance, Die Zauberflöte traces a journey from darkness to light as Cédric Klapisch makes his first foray into the world of opera

La Flûte enchantée © Maquette de décor, Clémence Bezat
François-Xavier Roth, Cédric Klapisch
François-Xavier Roth © François Sechet, Cédric Klapisch © DR


François-Xavier Roth | direction
Cédric Klapisch | staging
Clémence Bezat | scenography
Stéphane Rolland et Pierre Martinez | costumes
Alexis Kavyrchine | lighting

Cyrille Dubois | Tamino
Regula Mühlemann | Pamina
Florian Sempey | Papageno
Catherine Trottmann | Papagena
Jean Teitgen | Sarastro
Marc Mauillon | Monostatos
Aleksandra Olczyk | The Queen of the Night
Judith van Wanroij | First Lady
Isabelle Druet | Second Lady
Marion Lebègue | Third Lady
Ugo Rabec | First Priest / Second armoured man
Blaise Rantoanina | Second Priest / First armoured man
Josef Wagner | Speaker 

Les Siècles
Chœur Unikanti-Maîtrise des Hauts-de-Seine | direction Gaël Darchen


Die Zauberflöte is a unique work despite belonging to the Singspiel tradition, the German version of the French opéra comique, whose main characteristic is a mixture of spoken dialogue and singing. This mysterious yet fascinating work was composed a few weeks before Mozart’s death. The libretto by Schikaneder, a fellow freemason, has long been open to a variety of interpretations – a symbolic story, an allegorical tale, a popular fable or a fairy play, for example. There is a Pamina to suit every taste. The constant is Mozart’s music, permeated by swirling lightness as laughter, emotion and seriousness alternate with great flair. The long journey from childhood to adulthood and from those first adolescent stirrings to true love strikes a clear chord with filmmaker Cédric Klapisch. His first foray into opera allows him to make the transition from family chronicle to rite of passage fable. At the helm of the musicians of Les Siècles is the brilliant François-Xavier Roth, with members of an outstanding generation of contemporary French singers.

Coproduction Théâtre des Champs-Elysées | Atelier Lyrique de Tourcoing | Théâtre Impérial–Opéra de Compiègne | Opéra de Nice-Côte d’Azur

Avec le soutien d’Aline Foriel-Destezet, Grand Mécène de la saison artistique du Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

Mediawan, mécène de l’opéra La Flûte enchantée
La Maison Stéphane Rolland crée les costumes dans le cadre d’un mécénat de compétences.

En partenariat avec et Le Figaro


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