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18 October 2018 (Thu), 19:00 Moscow Kremlin Theatre of Classical Russian Ballet - Classical Ballet Mozart "The Magic Flute" Ballet in two acts

The performance has 1 intermission

Schedule for Mozart "The Magic Flute" Ballet in two acts 2018/2019


Classical Ballet in 2 act

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
E. Shikaneder's libretto reworded by A. Petrov is based on the similarly-named opera of W.A. Mozart Musical edition – Andrey Petrov
Orchestral edition – Vladimir Kachesov
The choreographer – Andrey Petrov
Artists-set designers – Anzhelo Sal and Alfredo Corno (Italy)
The costumer– Olga Polyanskaya

One of the most famous works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart for the first time in the history of ballet as delivered .

Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder as amended by the artistic director of the theater " Kremlin Ballet " Andrei Petrov - a story about love boys and girls who have to overcome many obstacles to be together and to understand whether they are worthy of each other. Burning love heart, struggling with the darkness and deception , the laws of wisdom and kindness dominate the instincts . On this difficult path for young people to help the forces of light (wizard Sarastro - sage , seer ) and otherwise interfere with the dark ( Queen of the Night ) . But the main engine of the plot - the divine Mozart's music with her magic flute and bells as magical .
Performed by leading soloists of the " Kremlin Ballet " :
People's Artist of Russia Natalia Balahnicheva , Honored Artist of Russia Alexander Timofeev , Honored Artist of Russia Mikhail Martynyuk, Irina Ablitsova Alice Aslanova Cyril Ermolenko .

Presented accompanied by the State Symphony Orchestra "New Russia" - artistic director and chief conductor - Yuri Bashmet .


Act I

Prologue

Small Mozart plays a harpsichord and is amused with a magic lantern: paper little dragon suddenly gets the huge sizes …

 

1 scene. «In mountains»

Escaping from the Dragon, Prince Tamino has lost his way in mountains. He’s rescued by three ladies - maids of honour of the Tsarina of Night.

Having regained consciousness, Prince sees fowler Papageno, who pretends that he has rescued Tamino. The Ladies are revolted by bragging and punish the deceiver. They inform Prince that he was rescued by Tsarina of Night. She sends him a portrait of her daughter Pamina. Tamino falls in love with a portrait.

2 scene. «Mountains part»

Tsarina of Night assures Prince Tamino that magician Zarastro has stolen Pamina. The prince goes to rescue the girl. He receives from Tsarina a magic flute which will help to overcome the evil, and Papageno gets the magic hand bells, for what he is obliged to serve the Prince.

3 scene. «Again mountains»

Accompanied by three pages Tamino and Papageno starts their way.

4 scene. "Castle of Zarastro"

Monostatos is ordered to protect Pamina and should comply with her requests, instead he scoffs at her and puts her into iron. He is secretly in love with her.

Papageno gets into a room where the unfortunate is hidden. He and Monostatos are frightened, seeing each other. Monostatos escapes. Papageno tells Pamina about Prince Tamino who has fallen in love with her. The girl is intrigued and agrees to run away. Monostatos rushes to a pursuit.

5 scene. «A sacred grove in front of the Temple»

In a sacred grove the pages shows Tamino the road to the castle of Zarastro.

The prince is ready for everything to rescue the beauty and to marry her. Aspiring to get into the castle and to call Pamina, Tamino starts playing a magic flute.

Wild animals listen with pleasure to his playing, reminding enthusiastic musical critics.

Tamino runs on a sound of a pipe of the fowler. Papageno and Pamina are overtaken by a pursuit but suddenly the magic hand bells sound! Monostatos and his soldiers start dance and run away.

Tamino and Pamina meet at last. Under bewitching sounds of a magic flute flying in the air the love is born in their hearts.

With his suit appears magician Zarastro. Pamina complains to him of Monostatos who in his turn discredits Tamino. But Zarastro - is wise: Monostatos deserves his punishment for his lies, but the enamoured should be for a while separated, because a number of tests before they can incorporate.

 

Act II

6 scene. «A palm garden»

In a sacred palm garden Zarastro says to priests that Tamino and Pamina are intended for each other, and that Tsarina of Night wishes to destroy the Sun and Wisdom Temple. It is necessary to accept Tamino in number of devoted, and with his help prevent a gloom of Night to eclipse Sun and Wisdom light. But before that Prince needs to be tested. Zarastro uplifts entreaty to gods. Priests blow in sacred trumpets.

 

7 scene. «A hall of tests»

Night. Tamino and Papageno stay in darkness. The thunder roars. Priests with torches prophesy happiness not only Tamino, but also Papageno. Having mastered all tests the Fowler too can find the girlfriend to himself.

Three ladies - maids of honour of Tsarina of Night frighten Tamino and Papageno of death. Only the fowler fears, but to Prince the reason orders to hold his feelings and remain firm and proof.

 

8 scene. «A palm garden at night»

Monostatos creeps to Pamina sleeping at garden pavilion to kiss her. Occurrence of Tsarina of Night forces him to hide. Tsarina of Night gives to the woken up daughter a dagger in order to kill Zarastro. Tsarina of Night disappears, and Monostatos who has overheard the conversation, again approaches Pamina. Having received resolute refusal, he raises a dagger over the girl, but having seen Zarastro, escapes.

The magician calms the sobbing beauty and promises her happiness with her favorite when he will pass all the tests.

9 scene. «A hall of tests»

A new trial awaits Tamino and Papageno: to sit without having stirred, whatever it happens. Tamino remains immovable, even when Pamina comes. The girl is upset of indifference of her favourite, without knowing the true reasons.

And the fowler cannot sit still. In revenge an old woman approaches him. However, soon she turns to be the playful beauty that at once changes the situation.

10 scene. «A palm garden at night»

Pamina, having been undeceived in love of Tamino, wishes to stab herself to death by a dagger, but pages stop the girl, convincing that her beloved is true to her.

11 scene. «Sufferings of Papageno»

Papageno so grieves without love of Pamina that he is ready to hang himself. But pages recommend causing beloved by modulations of hand bells. And it works! Magic sounds call young Papagena, the intended of the fowler. So music reunites a happy pair.

12 scene. "Meeting"

Pages help Pamina to find the beloved. But ahead last test - Fire and Water. The magic flute again plays. Having embraced, enamoured resist to elements. What a pleasure! All alarms are behind.

 

13 scene. «Plot of Tsarina of Night»

Tsarina of Night together with three maids of honour and Monostatos aspires to destroy the Wisdom Temple. Zarastro accepts the challenge. Lightnings sparkle. The thunder rattles.

The bright sunlight shines over Tsarina of Night and her suit. They instantly disappear.

 

14 scene. «The sun temple»

Victory! The sun of Reason has disseminated a night gloom. Zarastro unites the enamoured. They are worthy each other! Everyone glorify the wisdom of the magician and beauty of the young.

Music - small Mozart again plays a harpsichord...




Schedule for Mozart "The Magic Flute" Ballet in two acts 2018/2019


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