15 Oct 2007

San Francisco Opera's 'Magic Flute' a bit out of tune


Maltman_Papageno_small.png(Photo by Terrence McCarthy)
Joshua Kosman [SF Chronicle, 15 October 2007]

One of the things that makes "The Magic Flute" so difficult to pull off is that Mozart's late opera begins as a comic-book fairy tale and then takes on philosophical weight - not always convincingly - as it goes along.