Thursday, May 5, 2011

First Photos from MAGIC FLUTE

Here's a glimpse at Seattle Opera's new production of Mozart's masterpiece, taken at last night's dress rehearsal by the great Rozarii Lynch:

The Queen of the Night (Emily Hindrichs) asks Prince Tamino (John Tessier) to rescue her kidnapped daughter

The music of Tamino's magic flute has the power to charm even ferocious beasts...

...while the music of Papageno's magic bells disarms the threatening Monostatos (Doug Jones) and his henchmen.

The Second Priest (Erik Anstine) has to repeat his instructions about being silent to Papageno (Philip Cutlip)

Thanks to music's magical power, Tamino and Pamina survive the deadly trial by fire

All photos (c) Rozarii Lynch


  1. Beautiful costumes...the set was less than impressive however.

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  3. With all due respect, I don't think the designers knew much about Hindu mythology. I'm a grad student in mythology and in Hindu myths,the highest rank of their gods have blue skin. therefore I think its ironic that Monostatos should be portrayed thus since he's a slave. Just to get the myth details right.