Gloriously inventive animation and stunning live performance in Komische Oper Berlin’s The Magic Flute
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Sorry school ticket allocation for The Magic Flute on Friday 8 March is exhausted. Tickets are still available for the dress rehearsal on Thursday 7 March.
Mozart’s master comedy opera is richly reimagined in a boundary-busting production by internationally-acclaimed opera company Komische Oper Berlin and co-directed by Barrie Kosky and Suzanne Andrade from British theatre group 1927.
Blending projected animation with stunning live performance in an ingenious kaleidoscope of 1920s silent movies and Tim Burton-esque dark humour, this visual fantasia is made for film buffs and art lovers, as well as fans of opera.
Billows of smoke morph into images, giant spiders roam the forest, elephants splash in cocktail glasses – this wildly inventive The Magic Flute is like no other.
With its captivating and innovative staging where film animation interacts with live singers, this production has thrilled audiences around the world. Now New Zealanders have the chance to see this most popular of operas, featuring a large international cast and crew with a 75-strong glorious-sounding Berlin chorus and soloists travelling to Aotearoa and accompanied by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, exclusively at Auckland Arts Festival 2019.
Performed in German with English surtitles
“Irresistible” The New York Times
“Endlessly inventive” Wall Street Journal
A limited number of school tickets are available to the following performance of
The Magic Flute
Suits Years 9–13 Drama and Music students
Dress Rehearsal Thursday 7 March 7.00pm
Tickets Dress rehearsal $15.00
One teacher free per 10 students booked
Venue ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Emanuel Schikaneder
Directors: Barrie Kosky & Suzanne Andrade
Musical Direction: Jordan de Souza & Hendrik Vestmann
Staging: Barrie Kosky & Suzanne Andrade
Animation: Paul Barritt
Conception: Suzanne Andrade & Paul Barritt (1927) & Barrie Kosky
With The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
Images: Iko Freese / drama-berlin.de
Read more about Barrie Kosky (Komische Oper Berlin) and 1927 here
... an enchanting, big-hearted, supremely lovable piece of whimsical animation and nimble stagecraft— The Guardian