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Die Zauberflote
Mozart's popular opera about a search for Truth and Light, religious sects, attempted suicide and rape, magic musical instruments, a birdcatcher, a coloratura monarch and a slain serpent. Sung in German.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera,
New York, conductor James Levine
7.45 Pamina's Premiere
British soprano
Joan Rodgers is making her debut at the Met in this production of Die
Zauberflote. She tells
Amanda Holden about her career so far and about this latest development.
8.15 Act 2
In association with the Texaco
Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network and the EBU


Conductor: James Levine
Soprano: Joan Rodgers
Unknown: Amanda Holden
Pamina: Joan Rodgers (sop)
Queen of the Night: Larissa Rodakova (sop)
Tamino: Deon van Der Walt (tenor)
Papageno: Mark Oswald (baritone)
Speaker: Rene Pape (bass)
Sarastro: Hans Sotin (bass)
Papagena: Yvonne Gonzales (sop)
First lady: Christine Goerke (sop)
Second lady: Michelle de Young (sop)
Third lady: Sandra Walker (sop)
Monostatos: Anthony Laciura (tenor)
First priest: James Courtney (bass)

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