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Washington National Opera: The Magic Flute
This great adventure starts with an unexpected pair: Tamino, a handsome young prince, and Papageno, his silly bird-catcher sidekick. When the mysterious Queen of the Night enlists the duo to rescue her kidnapped daughter Pamina, a fantastic journey follows. Armed with a magic flute and bells, theyre prepared for whatever trials they may face. However, not all is as it seemsand not everyone can be trusted.
Friends will become foes and enemies will become allies in Mozarts final and beloved opera. A whimsical production designed by childrens author/illustrator Maurice Sendak, known for his rumpus-filled artistry, sets a playful landscape for this enchanting fairy tale. Rich with colorful characters, unforgettable vocal acrobatics, and evocative symbols and allegory, Taminos quest for love and truth is fantastical entertainment for all ages.