Strongly cast revival of McVicar’s Enlightenment production of Die Zauberflöte at Covent Garden

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte ****

Anna Siminska (Queen of the Night) © Mark Douet | ROH

Anna Siminska (Queen of the Night)
© Mark Douet | ROH

Royal Opera, 23rd February 2015

Two key ingredients are required for a successful operatic revival: a production of sufficient interest to withstand repeated viewing and a strong cast to make it come alive. With its latest incarnation of Die Zauberflöte, the Royal Opera ticks both boxes. David McVicar’s broadly traditional production treats Mozart’s Singspiel soberly, but with a deft comic touch, while a cast packed with debuts – many of them excellent – made this an evening almost as stellar as the Queen of the Night’s starfield.

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