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Parisianist: the magical flute

The Magic Flute

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If music were a language that everyone could read, the introduction would have started with notes, as one of classic music’s most popular tune comes from this opera composed by Mozart in 1791. Jean Philippe Daguerre’s modern interpretation includes theatrical parts in French and opera parts in the original German language, all surtitled in English. With a beautiful stage design and great actors/ singers, this version of The Magic Flute is truly entertaining and fun. Enjoy! Parisianist.

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7 Boulevard Montmartre, Paris 75002
Line 8/9 - Grands Boulevards

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In a magical land, Prince Tamino is saved from a dreadful giant serpent by 3 ladies (cats) at the service of the Queen of the Night… Along comes Papageno the birdcatcher, and both men are given respectively a magic flute and magical bells in order to save Pamina, the Queen of the Night’s daughter, from the evil hands of Sarastro. Tamino immediately falls in love with the picture of Pamina and both set off on a quest to save Pamina and defeat Sarastro. The magic flute and bells  will prove very useful to protect them from the great dangers and challenges that lay ahead


The Magic Flute premiered in 1791 in a theater in Vienna, and is the result of a collaboration between Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart for the music and “lyricist” (correct term: libretto) Emanuel Schikaneder. The opera is in fact a combination of both sung and spoken words, originally in German, were the theatrical dialogues often follow opera songs.

Parisianist Fun Fact: Mozart knew who was going to play each role for the premiere in 1791 and therefore composed the music accordingly. 2 virtuosos were part of the troupe and Mozart challenged them… Their singing parts have posed great difficulties for those who have since interpreted these parts. 


This new adaptation of The Magical Flute is played in the Théâtre des Variétés, one of Paris’ oldest theaters built in 1807. This theater has seen many successful premiers of plays or operas written and composed by great French authors and composers such as Alexandre Dumas (author of the Three Musketeers and the Count of Monte Cristo) or Jacques Offenbach (the father of the famous French Cancan tune). Booking your seats via Theatre in Paris will guarantee great seats for your viewing pleasure (play + surtitles).

Parisianist Tip: At the intermission, go to the bar on the second floor. With its chandelier, mirrors and sculptures, it is truly a beautiful area.


The performance of the actors is great, especially when knowing the complexity of the vocal lines (a high F6 for the soprano Queen of the Night, and a low F2 for the bass Sarastro), but the play would not be as entertaining and pleasant if it weren’t for the stage design, the costumes and the lighting. Director Jean-Philippe Daguerre is a man that demands a lot from his actors and the last thing he wants is to hide bad acting with impressive decors. While it is clear that a lot of time has been spent in the creation of the costumes, the quite sober decor highlights the performance of the talented actors. All the moods and ambiances of each scene are therefore created by clever lighting managed by a light engineer.


In 80% of the plays he has directed, Jean-Philippe added in a form of music, and The Magic Flute is no exception as a mini orchestra of 4 very talented musicians is permanently on stage. The music was adapted by Petr Ruzicka with whom Jean Philippe has worked many times in the past. Sound effects are sometimes added in order to enhance certain moments of the opera.


Director Jean-Philippe Daguerre is a very talented and busy man, to say the least. With over 12 ongoing productions, Jean-Philippe likes to melt his two passions in one: music and theater. Mozart’s music gives a certain pace to the opera, but Jean-Philippe is also very sensible to the musicality of theatrical verses, which is something he has worked hard on for his interpretation of The Magic Flute.


Thanks to the technology and services provided by Theatre in Paris, you can enjoy this highly distractive and up-beat interpretation of The Magic Flute while comfortably reading the surtitles in English. With privileged seats to enjoy and understand the play and a personalized welcome 30mn prior to the performance, this is a perfect and one and only chance to enjoy the cultural aspect of Paris, once reserved to French speaking spectators only, but now finally open to the world.

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