|Mozart´s Flute Plays On|
|Review by Willard Manus
Los Angeles Opera first produced, in 1993, the Peter
Rodney Gilfry as
the irreverent, down-to-earth Papageno, Greg Fedderly as the baddy Monostratos,
and Sumi Jo as Queen of the Night were equally
William Vendice's Los Angeles Opera Chorus was in strong and lilting voice as well.
THE MAGIC FLUTE is a tricky mixture of fairy tale, meditation on equality and humanity, and love story. Come down too heavily on one side of the triangle and the production can tip over and crash. Explore all three sides in a skilful and magical way, and you'll have a triumph to offer the public.
At the Dorothy Chandler
Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., through April 6.