The New York Met presents acclaimed director Julie Taymor's production of an abridged, English language version of Mozart’s perennial classic. Prince Tamino and the bird-catcher Papageno are sent by the Queen of the Night to rescue her daughter Pamina, who is being held captive by Sarastro and his brotherhood of priests. Tamino has immediately fallen in love with a picture of Pamina and hopes to win her. Arriving at Sarastro’s temple, the two travelers learn that it is the queen, not Sarastro, who is evil. First aired on 30 December 2006.
- Metropolitan Opera
- Julie Taymo