I went to see The Magic Flute Saturday; this was a recording of the abridged version for children first performed ten years ago, and I loved every minute of it. Erika Miklosa nailed the big aria, really nailed it, and it was nice seeing Matthew Polenzani sixty pounds ago. The stage spectacle was, well, spectacular. But I wonder what it was like singing Mozart while wearing a fat suit. The guy singing Monostatos had to do that; his name was left out of the cast listing for some reason.