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The HD video of the Met’s “special 100-minute version” of The Magic Flute makes its network television debut tomorrow night on PBS. Julie Taymor‘s production of Mozart’s opera can be seen on Wednesday, January 24 at 9 p.m. (ET) on PBS; as usual, check local listings and your mileage may vary.

Headlining the telecast are Ying Huang (Pamina), Matthew Polenzani (Tamino), Nathan Gunn as Papageno, Erika Miklósa as the Queen of the Night, and René Pape as Sarastro.

This Flute is the first of six PBS/Met telecasts skedded for 2007. Yes, that’s right, six — “the most complete Met operas ever presented by PBS in one season” per the Met’s press release. Further presentations will include I puritani, The First Emperor, Eugene Onegin, Il barbiere di Siviglia and Il trittico.

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