The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute
Alchemic tragedy with songs and dances.

Premiere: March 8, 2006
Last performances: November 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11; 2007 at 19.00
Performance duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

You want to know who started it?
I’ll tell you who started it – Pasteur with his canned foods, Stephenson and Jessop with their railway, Barsanti and Daimler with their internal combustion engines. All that just to be better at fighting wars! Behind it lies the self-confident materialism of insensitive oafs like you – incapable of thinking and lacking in imagination – along with a pathetic faith in progress and the canonisation of envy as the driving force of society!

Music: W. A. Mozart
Concept and direction: Peeter Jalakas
Text: Sigismund von Krahl
Video and sound design: Ville Hyvönen
Music performers and arrangers: Eva Alkula, Sirje Mõttus
Watercolour paintings: Ervin Õunapuu
Costume design: Reet Aus
Choreographer: Saša Pepeljajev
Technical solutions: Enar Tarmo
Lighting: Lauri Sepp
Stage: Janno ‘John’ Jaanus
Props: Anne-Mai Heimola, Taavo ‘Jimmy’ Tiko
Dance tutor: Annika Vamper
Voice teachers: Triin Ella, Lea Peterson
Consultant: Tõnu Kaljuste
Cameraman: Mart Taniel
Graphic design: Arbo Tammiksaar
Make-up: Kersti Niglas, Anu Konze, Helen Ehandi
Dressmaker: Kersti Karro
3D: Jani Isoranta
kükiti (orig. In Finnish ‘kökötti’): Sami Hokkanen, Mika Ihanus (about KÖKÖTTI look HERE)

Supporters: Avision, Taaskasutuskeskus, Eesti Kultuurkapital, MuMix, Tallinn, TM Produktsioon

Pamina Tiina Tauraite
Queen of the Night Riina Maidre
Monostatos Maarja Jakobson
Tamino Taavi Eelmaa
Papageno Erki Laur
Sarastro Juhan Ulfsak

The Von Krahl Theatre production “Magic Flute” talks about the period in the history of mankind, which broadly falls between the birth of Mozart and the opening of KuMu (Kumu Art Museum in Tallinn, opened in February 2006); the period that is characterised by faith in progress and in the possibility of interpreting the world in a rational way. The period that we might also call the era of oil, if we so wish. We are at the beginning of the end of this period.

In the production, this period has just come to an end – the battle taking place during the overture is obviously the last battle in this world. The whole civilisation is destroyed. Only the things we see on stage remain – 3000 weird plastic objects and 2 fatally injured men – a sergeant (Papageno) and a captain (Tamino).

The further action takes place during the last minute of their lives, in the course of which they meet the characters of “The Magic Flute”, fall in love, develop hope, get disappointed, suffer, and die. The succession of scenes and the mood precisely follow the alchemical structure of the original libretto.

Sigismund von Krahl


  • W 8. March 00:00

Date & Time

  • W 8. March