REVIEW: A Grandeur Night for Singing: Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s Zauberflöte Recording (for Parterre Box)


Die Zauberflöte is an opera!”
“No, it’s the first musical comedy!”
“Stop!—You’re both right! Die Zauberflöteis an opera and a musical comedy!”

Die Zauberflöte—better known here as The Magic Flute—may not be my favorite Mozart opera (that’s probably Così Fan Tutte), but it’s my favorite one to teach. In fact, it’s the very first work on my syllabus for a class largely focused on Broadway musicals, though of course it isn’t one…

(Read the full review at Parterre Box.)

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