Performing Arts, Film

The Magic Flute

When: Sat., Dec. 12, 12:55 p.m. 2015

Mozart's The Magic Flute follows the adventures of Prince Tamino and the brave bird catcher Papageno as the duo tries to rescue Pamina, daughter of the Queen of Night, from the clutches of the purportedly evil Sarastro. They journey through the land between the moon and the sun, where magic works and the spirits deal personally with mortals. Fortunately, Tamino and Papageno have a magic flute and magic bells to aid them. Nine years ago Julie Taymor directed a shortened, English-language version for the Metropolitan Opera that incorporated fantastic puppetry and lavish (even for opera) costuming. You can revisit that esteemed performance from 2006 again at 12:55 p.m. today at the Saint Louis Art Museum in Forest Park (314-721-0072 or Tickets are $12 to $15.

Paul Friswold

Price: $12-$15