The Magic Flute is a magical fairy-tale of a story full of fantasy, humour and philosophy. In the marionette version of Mozart’s popular opera the story is told with puppets dressed in authentic period costumes out of the 18th century. The production is for the whole family to enjoy and pays homage to the era of Mozart.
Online PR News – 13-July-2010 – – Act I begins in an imaginary Egypt as three Ladies attendant on the Queen of the Night saves the fainting Prince Tamino from a threatening serpent. Once they leave to tell the Queen, a bird catcher called Papageno speaks to Tamino and claims that it was he who destroyed the serpent.
The first act continues as the Ladies padlock Papageno’s mouth because of his lies and then give Papageno a portrait of Pamina, the Queen’s daughter. The Ladies claim that Pamina is enslaved by the devil and the Queen, in a burst of thunder, laments the loss of her daughter.
In the marionette theatre this story is portrayed entirely visually with little spoken words which make the show ideal for an international audience of both adults and children.
Visitors to Prague may want to look for a cheap Prague hotel that is close to the city centre so that they have easy access to the National Marionette Theatre should they choose to attend.
The running time for the show is 1 hour and 45 minutes and the show is suitable for adults and children over the age of 5, although younger children are also welcome. The printed programme is available in English, French as well as in German and Spanish.