Tuesday, 5 February 2008
HOT: Die Zauberflote, Royal Opera House
My first opera at the ROH and it was the delightful Magic Flute by Mozart. Simon Keenlyside as Papageno stole the show with his comic timing, sweet pathos and the best songs, while Erika Miklosa was fantastical with the famous Queen of the Night aria (although slipping a few of the high notes). A magical set was completed by a flying winged carriage and a large serpent.