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    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

    Performance on 24 November: Aleksandra Olczyk, unwell, is replaced by Anne-Sophie Petit in the role of The Queen of the Night.

    François-Xavier Roth | direction
    Cédric Klapisch | staging
    Clémence Bezat | scenography
    Stéphane Rolland et Pierre Martinez | costumes
    Alexis Kavyrchine | lighting
    Niccolo Casas
    | digital image creation
    Stéphane Blanquet | animal and monster illustrations
    Atelier de Sèvres |  video animation

    Cyrille Dubois | Tamino
    Regula Mühlemann | Pamina
    Florent Karrer | 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

    France Musique broadcasts this opera on Saturday January 13, 2024 at 8 p.m. in Saturday at the Opera, presented by Judith Chaine

    The Magic Flute is the subject of a recording directed by Cédric Klapisch, co-produced by the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and FRAprod, with the participation of France Télévisions and Olympia TV, and the support of the CNC

    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