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The Magic Flute

Behind the Curtain #56: The Magic Flute

A celebration of true love conquering all, The Magic Flute transports us into an enchanted world where good faces the forces of darkness. Under the masterful baton of James Conlon, LA Opera presents the first U.S. performances of a highly inventive staging that originated at the Komische Oper Berlin, created by director Barrie Kosky in combination with the British theater group 1927. Packed with exquisite singing and stage wizardry, Mozart's delightful blend of high comedy and serious drama enchants young and old alike.

A production of the Komische Oper Berlin.
Presented in co-production with Minnesota Opera.

LA Opera: November 13, 2013

In this edition of the Behind the Curtain podcast, host Brian Lauritzen is joined by LA Opera Music Director James Conlon who confesses an undying love for the music of Mozart. Mr. Conlon talks about that makes Mozart's music so special to him, what makes audiences identify with the different characters in "The Magic Flute" and how this production seems tailor-made for Los Angeles.