The Met: Live in HD – The Magic Flute
Co-presented by the Grand Teton Music Festival and the Center of Wonder
Thursday, December 14 at 7PM
Estimated Run Time: 3:00
Sung in German
Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts the full-length German version of Mozart’s
magical fable, seen in Julie Taymor’s spectacular production.
The Magic Flute—a sublime fairy tale that moves freely between earthy comedy and noble
mysticism—was written for a theater located just outside Vienna with the clear intention of
appealing to audiences from all walks of life. The composer and the librettist were both
Freemasons—the fraternal order whose membership is held together by shared moral and
metaphysical ideals—and Masonic imagery is used throughout the work. The story, however,
is as universal as any fairy tale.