An NCPA-The Metropolitan Opera (New York) Presentation
The opera commences with Prince Tamino being rescued by Three Ladies, servants of the Queen of the Night. Tamino acquires knowledge of the Queen’s daughter, Pamina being kidnapped by an evil sorcerer, Sarastro. Tamino undertakes a quest to save her, and the Ladies give him a magic flute to keep him safe from harm.
Conductor: James Levine
Production by Julie Taymor
Cast: Ying Huang, Erika Miklósa, Matthew Polenzani, Nathan Gunn, David Pittsinger & René Pape