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20 - Staging The Magic Flute

from Part IV - Reception, Interpretation, and Influence

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  24 November 2023

Jessica Waldoff
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College of the Holy Cross, Massachusetts
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“Staging The Magic Flute” examines the production history of Mozart’s opera over more than two centuries, from its 1791 premiere to 2019. It focuses especially on productions of The Magic Flute since 1970 and the critical reactions they have provoked, and asks if there can ever be a definitive staging of this iconic work. Productions discussed in detail range from Barrie Kosky’s radical “silent movie” version for the Komische Oper Berlin to August Everding and David McVicar’s long-running fairytale-Enlightenment stagings for (respectively) the Bavarian State Opera and The Royal Opera. Among the many other directors and designers discussed are Marc Chagall, Ingmar Bergman, David Hockney, Peter Sellars, Pierre Audi, Julie Taymor, Peter Stein, and Simon McBurney.

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Print publication year: 2023

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  • Staging The Magic Flute
  • Edited by Jessica Waldoff, College of the Holy Cross, Massachusetts
  • Book: The Cambridge Companion to <i>The Magic Flute</i>
  • Online publication: 24 November 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108551328.021
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  • Staging The Magic Flute
  • Edited by Jessica Waldoff, College of the Holy Cross, Massachusetts
  • Book: The Cambridge Companion to <i>The Magic Flute</i>
  • Online publication: 24 November 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108551328.021
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  • Staging The Magic Flute
  • Edited by Jessica Waldoff, College of the Holy Cross, Massachusetts
  • Book: The Cambridge Companion to <i>The Magic Flute</i>
  • Online publication: 24 November 2023
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108551328.021
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