The Lion King seemed like a tall task, but Taymor accomplished it spectacularly, earning every bit of that ovation when she applied her eye for colorful, ambitious spectacle, masks and puppetry to her production of Mozart’s last opera, Die Zauberflöte. Fathom Events brings the re-mounted production to the big screen, so go with Prince Tamino on a quest to save Pamina, the daughter of the Queen of the Night, but be warned – everything is not as it seems.
11:55 a.m. Saturday. Also 1 and 6:30 p.m. October 18. Houston Marq*E Stadium 23, 7600 Katy Freeway. Memorial City Mall, 310 Memorial City Mall. First Colony 24, 3301 Town Center Boulevard South, Sugar Land. For more information, visit fathomevents.com. $18 to $28.15.
It's rare that one gets a solo curtain call at the Metropolitan Opera, but Julie Taymor got just that when she made her Met directing debut in 2004. Following up the Broadway success of