Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder
February, 16, 18, 24, 2017, at 8 pm
Wednesday, February 22, at 7 pm
Sunday, February 26, at 2:30 pm
The Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton St.
In German with English surtitles
Approximate running time: 160 minutes, plus one intermission
Pre-performance talk 1 hour before curtain
Mozart takes the ingredients for a fairy tale – a prince, his unwilling sidekick, a quest to rescue a beautiful princess – and transforms them into something far more profound as a young couple undergo a succession of trials.
Enigmatic and sublime, full of mystery and joy, this most bewitching of operas is an unforgettable journey from darkness to light, full of peril, magic, and the most enchanting music in the world.
San Diego OperaTalk! with Nick Reveles
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