Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A Magic Flute at the Lincoln Center Festival

As part of the Lincoln Center Festival, C.I.C.T/Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord is presenting A Magic Flute through July 17 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College. It is called A Magic Flute rather than The Magic Flute, according to the interview with director Peter Brook excerpted in the program, because it is a sort of reinvention, a “journey of discovery.” I am a big lover of The Magic Flute. My blog is called Taminophile, after all. I’ve seen other reinventions of the story, and of course many traditional productions and excerpts, and I think this production is on a par with some of the best. I was charmed and amused and enriched by the experience Sunday evening.

Click here to see the full review at Opera Pulse.

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