Rolando Villazón to headline “The Magic Flute” at the Metropolitan Opera

The Metropolitan Opera is set to celebrate the holiday season with its family version of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” for nine performances.

The opera, which opened on December 10, 2021, will run until January 5, 2022. The English adaptation of the classic fairy tale, performed in an abridged version of 115 minutes, is performed by Julie Taymor.

The production will mark Rolando Villazón’s return to the Metropolitan Opera after an eight-year absence. The tenor made his Met debut as Papageno and was joined by Matthew Polenzani as Tamino and Hera Hyesang Park in his Met debut as Pamina. Kathryn Lewek sings her iconic Queen of the Night, with Morris Robinson as Sarastro, Patrick Carfizzi as Speaker and Rodell Rosel as Monostatos.

For the performance on January 1, 2022, Eric Ferring makes his Met debut as Tamino and Will Liverman sings Papageno. Peixin Chen sings the role of Sarastro for performances on January 1 and 5, 2022.

Jane Glover conducts Mozart’s masterpiece.

The performance of “The Magic Flute” on December 18, 2021 will be broadcast live on Met Opera Radio on SiriusXM Channel 355 and on December 18, 2021, the performance will also be broadcast on the Toll Brothers – Metropolitan Opera international radio network.

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