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Mozart meets movies - The Magic Flute, July 19

News Article Date: 
Monday, 7 July 2014

The ancient tombs of the Pharaohs 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’s Oz Opera presents Mozart’s The Magic Flute, a ripping yarn for all the 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 as a rollicking adventure in 1930s Egypt.

Mozart’s final opera combines comedy and drama and tested the boundaries of its time, firing the audience’s imagination through the power of music.

“This opera features some of Mozart’s best known music including the Queen of the Night aria and the glorious overture,” Lighthouse Theatre manager Greg Diamantis said.

“It’s fun, accessible and performed in English. If you’re an opera fan or thinking about seeing an opera for the first time this is a great choice.”

The Magic Flute also has a chorus of children who help guide the hero on his journey. In a new initiative for Opera Australia the children for each performance have been selected and trained locally.

“It is a memorable and unique experience for these children to perform with some of the country’s finest professional opera singers and musicians,” Mr Diamantis said.

The cast also includes Nicholas Jones, winner of the recent City of Warrnambool Eisteddfod Aria competition.

The Magic Flute is on at the Lighthouse Theatre on July 19, from 7.30pm.

Tickets are available online at www.lighthousetheatre.com.au or by phone on 5559 4999.
 

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