POW! It’s opening night of The Magic Flute at The Met in New York City. . .doesn’t get much more civilized than this. This is just about the last bit of music that Mozart wrote back in 1791. He conducted the first two performances of this soothing opera in Vienna in September of 1791. . .it was a hit. . .there were many more performances throughout October and November. . .people loved and still love The Magic Flute. Then in late November Mozart became sick. . .he had a fever of some sort. . .and he died suddenly on December 5, 1791 at the age of 34. Damn, life can be oh-so short.
Mozart left us with over 600 pieces of fabulous music. I am not a huge fan of opera, but seeing the opening night performance here last night has reawakened my interest in this fantastical art form. . .The Magic Flute is wonderful. . .plus, Julie Taymor designed this production–so get ready for wonderful puppetry and magical sets and costumes. . .mmmm, aaaaahh! I love The Magic Flute at The Met, and you will too if you happen find yourself wandering around Lincoln Center lookin’ for somethin’ soothing to do.
I send you dreamlike vibes from The Met in New York City. . .feel them. . .they will help you soar.
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