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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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