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The Magic Flute – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Librettist: Glyn Maxwell Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Director: Valentina Ceschi Reviewer: James Garrington Opera Up Close may have moved on from their roots performing in tiny pub theatres, but that doesn’t mean that they’ve distanced themselves from their audience. They pride themselves on producing accessible new versions of classic opera, and The Magic Flute is certainly no exception. Forget any ideas you ...

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The Magic Flute – CAST, Doncaster

Writer: Glyn Maxwell Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Orchestrator: Alex Beetschen Director: Valentina Ceschi Musical Director: David Keefe Designer: Emma Bailey Reviewer: Ron Simpson Posters and programme for OperaUpClose’s production rightly bill this as Mozart’s The Magic Flute in spite of the many reductions and changes. A performance that lasts only 1 hour 40 minutes of stage time and uses only ...

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The Magic Flute – The King’s Head, London

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Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Adaptation: John Savournin and David Eaton Director: John Savournin Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Opera companies have long sought ways to attract newcomers, pioneering the concept of live cinema screenings and finding ways to dissolve the boundaries between performers and audience with up-close shows in small venues. Mozart’s The Magic Flute is one of the most accessible with ...

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WNO: The Magic Flute – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Director: Dominic Cooke Conductor: Simon Phillippo Reviewer: Emily Pearce Dominic Cooke’s staging for Welsh National Opera of Mozart’s final operais now ten years old; this latest revival is part of the themed season A Terrible Innocence, of which new productions of Richard Ayres’ Peter Pan and Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande are also featured. On the whole, ...

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Welsh National Opera: The Magic Flute – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Director: Dominic Cooke Conductor: Lothar Koenigs Reviewer: Marina Spark Every opera should begin with a man being pursued by a giant shrimp. This opening sets the scene very well for one of Mozart's more bizarre operas, The Magic Flute. The opera is full of magic, misunderstanding and metaphor. The hero, Tamino, is chased by this monstrous ...

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Welsh National Opera: The Magic Flute – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto: Emanuel Schikaneder English Translation: Jeremy Sams Director: Dominic Cooke Revival Director: Caroline Chaney Conductor:Lothar Koenigs Reviewer: Jacqui Onions If you are new to opera then The Magic Flute is a great place to start. A light-hearted opera but with plenty of plot points to keep the watcher entertained. This production, by Welsh National Opera, is ...

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City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra – Leeds Town Hall

Music: Mozart andMahler Conductor: Andres Orozco-Estrada Soprano: Klara Ek Reviewer: Ray Taylor [rating:4.5] The Leeds International Orchestral Season has put together some very interesting programmes this season and this was no exception. Three arias sandwiched between two symphonies, and the second symphony also containing a song in the last movement – different indeed! But it all works wonderfully well and ...

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The Magic Flute – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Director: Sir Thomas Allen Reviewer: Jonathan Goat [Rating:5] Mozart's last opera, The Magic Flute, is by far his most bewildering and difficult work; one that offers huge interpretative challenges to any who approach it. It's a conundrum-straddling masonic mystery and populist fairytale in an uneasy and unsatisfying way, and succeeds by being drawn together and made ...

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