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Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
|Sir Colin Davis conducts a masterful Magic Flute at Covent Garden|
|I've commented before about Die Zauberflöte that if you get the music right, the rest will follow. In the first night of the Royal Opera's latest revival of David MacVicar's 2003 production, Sir Colin Davis definitely got the music right. We were distracted at the start of the overture by Tamino entering through a doorway in the curtain and by mysterious people high in the audience holding globe-shaped lights. But these disappeared after the first few bars, leaving us to listen to the music, at which point I soon realised that we were in for a real orchestral treat.
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