A New York holiday tradition, the Met’s family-friendly production of Mozart’s dazzling fairy tale returns, sung in English and running under two hours. Julie Taymor’s staging features a standout cast including tenors Piotr Buszewski and Joshua Blue are Tamino, the brave prince on a quest to win the clever princess Pamina, sung by sopranos Janai Brugger and Liv Redpath, in her Met stage debut. The cast also features tenors Rolando Villazón and baritone Alexander Birch Elliott as the luckless bird catcher Papageno and sopranos Kathryn Lewek and Jeni Houser as the Queen of the Night, alongside basses Brindley Sherratt and James Creswell as Sarastro. Patrick Furrer and Gareth Morrell share conducting duties.