Salzburg's Magic Flute

La Flute enchantée

The young American stage director Lydia Steier gave her Salzburg Festival debut with a fresh take on the most beloved opera of all time. She introduces the role of the grandfather, a narrator reading the opera like a fairy tale to his three grandchildren.

Singspiel in two acts (1791)
Music: Mozart
Libretto: Emanuel Schikaneder

Musical direction: Constantinos Carydis
Stage direction: Lydia Steier
Orchestra: Wiener Philharmoniker
Chorus: Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor

Sarastro, Matthias Goerne
Tamino, Mauro Peter
The Queen of the Night, Albina Shagimuratova
Pamina, Christiane Karg
First Lady, Ilse Eerens
Second Lady, Paula Murrihy
Third Lady, Geneviève King
Papageno, Adam Plachetka
Papagena, Maria Nazarova
Monostatos, Michael Porter
Grandfather, Klaus Maria Brandauer