Mozart's opera “The Magic Flute” will be presented at the Cairo Opera House from October 23 to 25 after 5 years of absence- Cairo Opera House's official Facebook page
CAIRO – 18 October 2018: Mozart's opera “The Magic Flute” will be presented at the Cairo Opera House from October 23 to 25 after 5 years of absence.
The performance of “The Magic Flute” incorporated a number of companies: the Cairo Opera Company, the Cairo Opera Orchestra conducted by Nayer Nagui, and the Cairo Opera Choir.
“The Magic Flute” is a two part opera that tells a deceptively simple story, and was first performed on September 30, 1791, appealing as wide an audience as possible. This would prove to be Mozart’s final opera; he died a few months later in December.
Using a simplistic surface of a fairytale, the opera reveals a deeper meaning. The opera denotes the search for wisdom and enlightenment, with symbols drawn from Mozart’s time.
“The Magic Flute” is performed using a song-play format, where separate musical scenes are connected by moments of dialogue and stage performances.
This performance of the classic opera is conducted by Emeritus James Levine, with stage production by Julie Taymor, whose costume design perfectly captures both the down-to-earth and mystical elements of the opera.