The Sydney Conservatorium of Music Opera School’s presents Opera Australia’s production of The Magic Flute, Mozart’s final work for the stage as a rollicking adventure in 1930s Egypt.
Sung in German, under the music direction of Dr Stephen Mould, The Magic Flute is a quest for wisdom and true love. Director Michael Gow and designer Robert Kemp were inspired by the movies in this realisation in which there will be mummies, hieroglyphic puzzles and a good few laughs along the way. Mozart fired his audience’s imagination through the power of music, which is why The Magic Flute has something for everyone, from the Queen of the Night’s demented showstoppers, to achingly beautiful arias, to simple ballads that wrap you up in warmth and charm.
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? It’s a ripping yarn for all the family.
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