Atom User Reviews for The Metropolitan Opera: The Magic Flute Holiday Encore
Amazing. The definitive production. Go see it!
Loved it. Had previously seen a Julie Taymor production from 2017 in the original German. I was afraid I wouldn’t like the English version but I still enjoyed it immensely!! Her puppets are wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wonderful wonderful music, set, costumes, cast. Thoroughly enjoyable!
The sets and production design were amazing. I agree the abridged version caught me by surprise but enjoyed it anyway without all the behind the scenes moments.
I missed seeing the whole production: views of the audience as people find their seats, the conductor entering the pit, the host introducing the production and conducting interviews during the intermissions, etc. The Fathom Events description does say it is "abridged", but I understood that to mean the story itself was shortened, not the whole experience. A better word for this might have been "truncated".
Excellent production. Fun and lively. Magnificent cast, especially Papageno!