Nathan Gunn is Papageno. (Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)
Nathan Gunn is Papageno. (Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)
A holiday encore presentation of Mozart’s The Magic Flute will be presented as a high-definition broadcast from New York’s Metropolitan Opera on Thursday, December 22, at 1 p.m. at the Strand Theatre in Rockland. This 2006 version of The Magic Flute, directed by Julie Taymor (The Lion King), was created to appeal to children with its whimsical humor and breathtaking puppetry. The opera is presented in a shortened English-language version (1 hour 52 minutes running time.) Under the baton of maestro James Levine, the ensemble cast includes Nathan Gunn, Ying Huang, Matthew Polenzani, Erika Miklósa and René Pape. Tickets are $23 for adults, $5 for students age 18 and under and college students with ID; available at www.rocklandstrand.com or by calling 594-0070.