Mostly Mozart 2019, from “The Magic Flute” to Schachter’s “The Black Clown”

Posted on: March 20, 2019

“An innovative, well-traveled production of Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’ that takes its inspiration from silent film will finally come to New York,” writes Michael Cooper in Tuesday’s (3/19) New York Times. “A new Mark Morris dance, ‘Sport,’ set to Satie’s ‘Sports et divertissements,’ will be given its world premiere. And a musical, theatrical adaptation of the Langston Hughes poem ‘The Black Clown’ by the bass-baritone Davóne Tines and the composer Michael Schachter, will get its New York premiere. Those are among the highlights of this summer’s Mostly Mozart Festival … at Lincoln Center… This summer’s festival, in addition to presenting classical concerts by the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra … and more modern fare performed by International Contemporary Ensemble, will be centered around five large-scale, staged productions. ‘The Magic Flute’ [premiered] at the Komische Oper Berlin in 2012, in a staging by Suzanne Andrade and Barrie Kosky…. It will be conducted in New York by [Mostly Mozart Festival Music Director Louis] Langrée…. Gianandrea Noseda will return as a guest conductor. Ivan Fischer will conduct the Budapest Festival Orchestra in Mozart’s ‘Jupiter’ Symphony and … Handel arias, and the Takács Quartet will perform Mozart, Beethoven and Dohnányi.”

Posted March 20, 2019