Thursday 19 October 2017
Level 2, Sydney Conservatorium of Music Sydney NSW
Join us for a special Mozart-inspired morning tea as we celebrate the next generation of opera singers as Sydney Conservatorium of Music presents Opera Australia’s production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute.
We will serve a selection of delectable morning tea treats to enjoy with a nice cup of tea before heading into the morning performance of The Magic Flute. This morning tea is included in your ticket price for today’s performance.
11.00am – Morning Tea in the Atrium
11.30am – Performance in the Music Workshop
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
Approximate Running Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes with a 20 minute interval
Enter Music Workshop via Level 2