The Magic Flute is here for its New Zealand Premiere - Exclusive to Auckland Arts Festival.
Gloriously innovative animation and live action meet the breath-taking music of Mozart in this fantastically fun interpretation of the enchanted world of The Magic Flute.
Mozart’s master comedy opera is richly recreated 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 inventive kaleidoscope of 1920s silent movies and Tim Burton-esque dark humour, this visual fantasia is made for film buffs and art lovers alike along with opera fanatics.
Wisps of smoke transform into images, giant spiders roam the forest, elephants splash in cocktail glasses – the wildly ingenious and creative The Magic Flute is like no other.
This mesmorising production has thrilled audiences around the world. Now kiwis get the chance to see this most popular of operas, featuring a massive international cast and crew featuring 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.
With The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.
Performed in German with English subtitles at the ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre
Supported by the University of Auckland, New Zealand Opera and Goethe Institut
Presented by arrangement with Arts Projects Australia
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