Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte
Conductor: Timothy Long
Stage Director: Patrick Diamond
Musical preparation: Justina Lee, Miah Im, Timothy Cheek, Jelena Noskova
Set design: Ján Zavarský
Costumes: Eva Farkašová-Zálešáková
Production: National Theatre
Produced by Classical Movements
Prague Summer Nights Festival Orchestra
Chorus from the Prague Summer Nights voice program
The Prague Summer Nights Young Artists Music Festival presents a fully-staged production of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte under the stage direction of Patrick Diamond and under the music directorship of Timothy Long. Festival participants are from five different continents and are from top music conservatories and universities such as the Juilliard School, the Manhattan School of Music, Indiana University, the University of Southern California, the Peabody Conservatory, the Eastman School of Music, the University of Kentucky, the University of Michigan, the New England Conservatory, New York University, Northwestern University, the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music in London, Conservatorium of Sydney. The opera Die Zauberflöte, the Estates Theatre and the long-standing Mozart tradition are among the greatest glories of Prague’s rich musical history.
The Estates Theatre is globally unique as the one and only preserved and still functional venue where a world premiere of a Mozart opera took place with the composer himself conducting. The world premiere of Don Giovanni on 29 October 1787 was a tremendous success and from Prague the new opera set out on its journey to global acclaim and admiration.
The opera is presented in the original German version with Czech and English subtitles projected above the stage.
The duration is 2 hours 30 minutes with one intermission.