The Met: Live in HD – Die Zauberflöte
June 3, 2023 at 1 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts
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The Met: Live in HD – Die Zauberflöte

Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 1 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

One of opera’s most beloved works receives its first new Met staging in 19 years—a daring vision by renowned English director Simon McBurney that The Wall Street Journal declared “the best production I’ve ever witnessed of Mozart’s opera.” Nathalie Stutzmann conducts the Met Orchestra, with the pit raised to make the musicians visible to the audience and allow interaction with the cast. In his Met-debut staging, McBurney lets loose a volley of theatrical flourishes, incorporating projections, sound effects, and acrobatics to match the spectacle and drama of Mozart’s fable. The brilliant cast includes soprano Erin Morley as Pamina, tenor Lawrence Brownlee as Tamino, baritone Thomas Oliemans in his Met debut as Papageno, soprano Kathryn Lewek as the Queen of the Night, and bass Stephen Milling as Sarastro.

Adult $25 | Senior $20 | Student $10 | All fees included

Learn before you go!

Free informational sessions are held prior to each opera. Join the session to learn about the upcoming opera and meet up with other opera fans. Please join us!
May 30 – Dirigo Pines; 4:15 – 5:45 p.m.
June 1 – Orono Public Library; 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

What is The Met: Live in HD Series?

The Metropolitan Opera’s Peabody- and Emmy Award-winning series, The Met: Live in HD, lets fans immerse themselves in opera 10 times a year. Up to 12 cameras capture the onstage drama, as well as the fascinating backstage action, and transmit it from New York City to the Collins Center for the Arts and other venues across the globe.

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