Con Opera presents Opera Australia’s production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute
The Magic Flute
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder
Join us to celebrate the next generation of opera singers as Sydney Conservatorium of Music presents Opera Australia’s production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute.
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? We present 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 set this 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 showstoppers, to achingly beautiful arias, to simple ballads that wrap you up in warmth and charm.
Prepare to be enchanted, when this fully-staged production of The Magic Flute comes to the Conservatorium, complete with fabulous 1930s costumes, an orchestra and a vibrant cast of singers.
Sung in German, with English surtitles
Original production: conceived and directed by Michael Gow
Designer: Robert Kemp
Original Lighting Designer: Matt Scott
English Translation: Michael Gow with Anthony Legge
Sydney Conservatorium of Music Production directed by Roger Press, based on the original conception and production of Michael Gow.
Musical Director: Dr Stephen Mould
Revival Lighting Designer: Peter Rubie
- Saturday 14 October, 6.30pm
- Tuesday 17 October, 6.30pm
- Thursday 19 October, 11.00am – Mozart and Morning Tea
- Saturday 21 October, 2pm
Approximate Running Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes with a 20 minute interval
Music Workshop, via Level 2
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
1 Conservatorium Road, Sydney
|Papageno||Tristan Entwhistle*||Jeremy Dube^|
|Papagena||Josi Ann Ellem*||Jessica Blunt (cover)|
|Tamino||Joshua Oxley||Ryan O’Donnell (cover)|
|Pamina||Samanta Lestavel*||Ashlee Woodgate^|
|The Queen of the Night||Esther Song*||Aimee O’Neill^|
|Monostatos||Ryan O’Donnell*||Evan Kirkby^|
|First Lady||Sitong Liu|
|Second Lady||Viktoria Bolinina|
|Third Lady||Jia Yao Sun|
|First Spirit||Victoria Bromberg||Jessica Blunt (cover)|
|Second Spirit||Victoria Hodgkinson|
|Third Spirit||Rebecca Hart|
|Speaker/First Priest/Second Armed Man||Haotian Qi|
|Second Priest / First Armed Man||Jack Ayoub|
|* 14/10 and 19/10|
|^ 17/10 and 21/10|