Princes and princesses, demons and spirits, an evil queen and a huge dragon! All in the tale of Mozart’s incomparable opera The Magic Flute performed as a pocket-sized one hour version by Willoughby Symphony and Pacific Opera, directed by distinguished baritone Peter Coleman-Wright AO. One of the greatest operas ever written, Mozart’s timeless classic leads the search for truth and justice, love and enlightenment.
Join the adventures of Prince Tamino, an Asian prince, and the bird-catcher Papageno on their quest to rescue Princess Pamina in a celebration of the wonderful diversity of Chatswood and Lunar New Year, Mozart’s masterpiece has been staged with an Asian aesthetic. Lost in a foreign land, Tamino is pursued by an enormous dragon, among the many trials and tribulations they must conquer. To assist their mission, they are given musical instruments with magical powers, which they deploy on their path towards a deeper understanding of true love and happiness. The Magic Flute is part of Willoughby City Council’s Year of the Tiger Festival and Chatswood Culture Bites 2022 program.
The Magic Flute will be sung in German with English and Chinese scene descriptions and produced in association with the Australia China Institute for Arts and Culture at the Western Sydney University.