Papagena — die zauberflöte

 

November – December 2013 Performances

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, LA Opera  |  Los Angeles, CA

Conductor: James Conlon
Director: Suzanne Andrade
Director: Barrie Kosky

Reviews:

"At the very end, just as we had become accustomed to this silent-movie recasting of Mozart, the delightfully frisky Amanda Woodbury arrived onscreen as Papagena in a costume taken stitch by stitch from the original production of The Magic Flute in 1791. It was a lovely ending that bridged the ages and left us with an enhanced sense both of the timelessness of Mozart's comedy and of its nobility." —Simon Williams, Opera News

"Amanda Woodbury as his Papagena sang charmingly. In front of an adorable projection of a dollhouse, replete with dozens of children, the pair performed their closing duet to joyful effect." —Jane Rosenberg, The International Review of Music

"Amanda Woodbury was a charmingly sexy Papagena and the three boys from the LA Opera Children's Chorus added a piquant note to the mix." —Maria Nockin, Opera Today

 

    Papageno (Rodion Pogossov) meets his Papagena (Amanda Woodbury). — Photo: Robert Millard

 

Papageno (Rodion Pogossov) meets his Papagena (Amanda Woodbury).

Photo: Robert Millard