Prepare to be enchanted, by this new, fully-staged production of The Magic Flute comes to Riverside, complete with fabulous 1930s costumes, a chamber orchestra and a vibrant cast of singers.
The ancient tombs of the Pharoahs hide many secrets. Will Tamino the daring archaeologist find them? Will it be Papageno, the zany ornithologist? Or will the forces of evil crack the code, find the treasure and get the girl? Find out when Opera Australia presents a ripping yarn for the whole family.
The Magic Flute is a quest for wisdom and true love. Taking inspiration from the movies, director Michael Gow and designer Robert Kemp have set their new touring production of Mozart’s final work for the stage as a rollicking adventure in 1930s Egypt. There will be mummies, hieroglyphic puzzles and a good few laughs along the way, but is it opera? Mozart didn’t care, and nor should you. He was far more concerned with firing his audience’s imagination through the power of music. Which is why you’ll find something for everyone in there, from the Queen of the Night’s demented show-stoppers, to achingly beautiful arias, to simple ballads that wrap you up in warmth and charm.
SUNG IN ENGLISH
DIRECTOR AND ADAPTOR – Michael Gow
DESIGNER – Robert Kemp
LIGHTING DESIGNER – Matt Scott
ORCHESTRA REDUCTION: Andrew Green
ENGLISH TRANSLATION: Michael Gow with Anthony Legge
Dates & Times:
Monday 4 August 7:30pm
Tuesday 5 August 7:30pm
The Opera Australia touring program is supported by funding from The Opera Conference – the national partnership of professional opera companies, which is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
The Magic Flute is getting an Indiana Jones-style makeover for this year’s regional tour – Read all about it here
“A perfect family night in the theatre… lots of fun, action and wonderful music.” – Simon Parris
Michael Gow, Director of Opera Australia’s production of The Magic Flute talks to 2UE about the tour.