Why The Magic Flute has driven directors to despair.

THE MAGIC FLUTE, Komische Oper Berlin, Barrie Kosky, 1927, Adelaide Festival and State Opera of SA at the Festival Theatre, 1-3 March 2019. Photography by Tony Lewis. Fifteen years ago Julie Taymor provoked conniptions for the Metropolitan Opera when she sliced and diced The Magic Flute and introduced on-stage phantasms. How times change.

Opera in two acts Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder First performed on 30. September, 1791 in Vienna Premiered at the Deutsche Oper Berlin on 24. September, 1991 Recommended from 10 years on Prince Tamino is menaced by a wild dragon. At the last moment he is saved by three mysterious women, who have been sent by the Queen of the Night. When the bird catcher Papageno appears and boasts of his.

Edinburgh 2015: The Magic Flute, Komische Oper Berlin.

Komische Oper: Opera and Operettas at their finest - See 176 traveler reviews, 100 candid photos, and great deals for Berlin, Germany, at Tripadvisor.Berlin’s Komische Oper is run by Barrie Kosky, maverick Australian director whose immensely loveable 2012 staging of Mozart’s The Magic Flute comes to Edinburgh this week. The idea is a 1920s silent picture: speech bubbles take care of the opera’s spoken dialogue and the cast interacts with a spectacular animated film that fills the back of the stage. Kosky teamed up with the theatre.Eugene Onegin marks the return of Komische Oper Berlin and its Artistic Director Barrie Kosky to the International Festival after their spectacular The Magic Flute in 2015. Tchaikovsky’s best-loved opera features some of his most captivating music, its heartfelt melodies and choruses inspired by Russian folk music encircling its beating heart of raw emotion.


Komische Oper Berlin director Barrie Kosky and British theatre group 1927 have reimagined the story of Prince Tamino, who sets out to rescue a damsel in distress. Melbourne-born and raised Kosky was a child when he first saw Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Magic Flute and was not impressed.The Komische Oper Berlin, located in the heart of the city between the Brandenburg Gate, the Museumsinsel, and Checkpoint Charlie, stands for contemporary, vital musical theatre. Its splendid, neo-baroque auditorium has room for 1190 audience members. Each year, more than 180,000 visitors come to be inspired by diverse programme of the venue voted best opera house in 2007.

Berlin’s Komische Oper is getting it right, if metrics are any guide. More than 300,000 people have seen the house’s hit production of Mozart’s Magic Flute, an ingenious piece of interactive.

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Good Regietheater can bring opera alive in unexpected and wonderful ways.Barrie Kosky's production of The Magic Flute, first seen at Berlin's Komische Oper in 2012 and revived this season at Los Angeles Opera (seen Nov. 23), sheds new light on a work with which we are perhaps all too familiar.Working in conjunction with Suzanne Andrade, the inventive director of the radical British theatre.

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Opera review: The Magic Flute. Ross McRae The West Australian. Friday, 22 February 2019 9:01AM. The Magic Flute Credit:. The Magic Flute has transcended its roots to become an opulent visual feast in this co-production from Komische Oper Berlin and the British theatre company 1927. The Magic Flute Credit: Toni Wilkinson. Without altering its rather dated, fairly uneventful and somewhat.

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A thrilling summer of international music, opera, and dance featuring the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, renowned guest artists, emerging voices, premieres, and more—all reflecting Mozart’s legacy of invention and humanity.

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Jul 18, 2013 - Inspiration board for our 2013-14 production of The Magic Flute. See more ideas about The magic flute, Flute, Magic.

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Originally seen at Berlin’s Komische Oper in 2016, where Kosky is artistic director, it jets in to the Edinburgh International Festival from 15 to 17 August. “In 99.9 per cent of my.

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The Magic Flute by Komische Oper Berlin, with its blend of film animation and live singers, has caused a sensation, and not just in Berlin: it has also been rapturously received by audiences and critics in Los Angeles, Madrid, Helsinki, Tokyo, Peking, Paris and many other cities around the globe. This is a production of the most-performed German opera which constantly takes the breath away.

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The Magic Flute was co-directed by Suzanne Andrade and Barry Kosky, with full-scale animation, created by Paul Barritt. The production premiered at the Komische Opera Berlin in November 2012 where it continues to play in repertoire, alongside new productions worldwide. The Magic Flute had its world premiere at Komische Opera Berlin on 25.

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Komische Oper: A truly magical Magic Flute - See 176 traveller reviews, 100 candid photos, and great deals for Berlin, Germany, at Tripadvisor.

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Review: The Magic Flute (Komische Oper Berlin, Perth Festival) A delightful production that is as intoxicating as Papageno's pink cocktail, while acknowledging the darker elements in Mozart's opera. February 6, 2019. Classical Music, Opera, Opera. features. The Making of a Magic Flute. Barrie Kosky’s animated production of Mozart’s Singspiel has been stunning audiences globally. Suzanne.

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