Behind the Seams: WNO's The Magic Flute


Take a peek "behind the seams" with Marsha LeBoeuf, Washington National Opera’s Costume Director, at the eclectic and whimsical costumes for The Magic Flute, designed by award-winning author/illustrator Maurice Sendak. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit: Washington National Opera: The Magic Flute Saturday, November 2, 2019 - Saturday, November 23, 2019 The Kennedy Center Opera House This great adventure starts with an unexpected pair: Tamino, a handsome young prince, and Papageno, his silly bird-catcher sidekick. When the mysterious Queen of the Night enlists the duo to rescue her kidnapped daughter Pamina, a fantastic journey follows. Armed with a magic flute and bells, they’re prepared for whatever trials they may face. However, not all is as it seems—and not everyone can be trusted. Friends will become foes and enemies will become allies in Mozart’s final and beloved opera. A whimsical production designed by children’s author/illustrator Maurice Sendak, known for his rumpus-filled artistry, sets a playful landscape for this enchanting fairy tale. Rich with colorful characters, unforgettable vocal acrobatics, and evocative symbols and allegory, Tamino’s quest for love and truth is fantastical entertainment for all ages. Subscribe to The Kennedy Center!

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