Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) is one of the world's most famous operas of Mozart, loved by audiences of all generations. It is a story of Prince Tamino's adventure to rescue, with a help of magic flute, an enslaved Princess, Pamina, and finally ensure the triumph of truth and justice. Mozart wrote this joyful and sometimes enigmatic fairy tale for ordinary people, not for nobility. With his sublime music and fantastic story, it is almost heavenly bliss.
Works by W.A.Mozart, R. Wagner and R. Strauss have always been the Bayerische Staatsoper's piller of its repertoire, and the Company has also created several new productions of Mozart's operas. August Everding's version of Die Zauberflöte is an exception. They say that It is loved by the people too much, a legacy that they cannot change. August Everding is one of the world's greatest stage directors who also served as the Intendant Bayerische Staatsoper from 1977 to 1982. His production combined with wondrous stage portrait by Jürgen Rose fully depicts the magic of the opera.
Asher Fisch began his conducting career as Daniel Barenboim's assistant. He is also an accomplished pianist. Since his debut at the Los Angeles Opera in 1995, he has conducted at opera houses all over the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, Berlin, Vienna, Teatro alla Scala, Paris Opera, and the Royal Opera House to name a few. His conducting this legendary production of Die Zauberflöte is clear evidence that the Company and orchestra put complete confidence in him.
August Everding's Die Zauberflöte is the "treasure" of the Bayerische Staatsoper. The treasure will be brought to Japan this Fall.