Don't Miss: December Events
by nycgo.com staff, 11/20/2013
Photo: Cory Weaver/Metropolitan Opera
The Magic Flute
December 16–January 4, 2014
Julie Taymor (The Lion King) reinvents—and abridges—Mozart's classic opera in her own imaginative style. The underlying plot is the same: Tamino, a handsome prince from a faraway land, is shown a picture of the princess Pamina and instantly falls in love. To earn Pamina's hand in marriage, Tamino must rescue her from the evil Sarastro. Accompanied by his friend Papagero, three child-spirit guides and a certain woodwind instrument with special properties, Tamino undertakes a mystical journey to find his true love.