Artists Interpret “Magic Flute”

chagallmarc-chagall-the-magic-fluteAs an opera where a colossal snake and enchanted instrument play a pivotal role, perhaps it’s no surprise Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” inspired some fantastic set and costume designs since its debut in 1791. Maurice Sendak, David Hockney, Marc Chagall, and William Kentridge all tried their hand at expressing the chaotic realm of the Queen of the Night and the orderly dominion of Sarastro. Their art is included among the 18 productions in “Magical Designs for Mozart’s Magic Flute” at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in Lincoln Center, organized in collaboration with the Kent State University Museum.

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