18, 19, 22, 23, 24 February 7.30pm
20 February 3.00pm
Freemasons Great Hall
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
CONDUCTOR Luke Dollman
DIRECTOR/SET & COSTUME DESIGN David Lampard
CHORUS MASTER Timothy Sexton
LIGHTING DESIGNER Daniel Barber
TAMINO Brenton Spiteri
PAPAGENO Nicholas Cannon
QUEEN OF THE NIGHT Joanna McWaters
MONOSTATOS Adam Goodburn
PAMINA Desiree Frahn/Naomi Hede
SARASTRO Robert England
PAPAGENA Karina Jay
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STATE OPERA CHORUS
ADELAIDE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Sung in English.
Running Time: Approximately
two hours and 50 minutes
(including a 20-minute interval)
PROUDLY SPONSORED BY
WATCH The Magic Flute teaser video!
Mozart’s classic Masonic story is brought to life in a new production created especially for staging in the Freemasons Great Hall. As the Earth falls beneath the shadow of a total solar eclipse, Tamino finds himself in a mysterious new world where surreal is his new reality. Pushed and pulled by opposing forces, he encounters strange creatures, true love and a series of epic, transformative trials. Director and designer David Lampard’s new vision for this popular opera draws inspiration from the elegance of masonic symbolism, focused through a 1950’s lens to create a vintage fantasy that explores social issues both timeless and contemporary.
The production will feature a who’s who of established and emerging South Australian operatic talent including Joanna McWaters as Queen of the Night and Robert England as Sarastro, with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra conducted by Luke Dollman. The Magic Flute will be sung in English, in an intimate setting that will truly transport you to another era. This was one of Mozart’s last and undeniably lasting works, and has been a favourite with adults and children alike for more than two centuries. It’s a wonderful opportunity to experience the beauty of Mozart’s music but you’ll need to book early. Seats are genuinely limited.
If you loved Don Giovanni, Don Pasquale & The Elixir of Love, you’ll love The Magic Flute.
MOZART, MASONS & MAGIC
Join our panel of experts to explore the mystical and masonic themes behind Mozart’s The Magic Flute. You will also find out more about Director David Lampard’s new production elements.
Basil Hetzel Lecture Theatre
DRINKS DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE
Join The Magic Flute Director David Lampard for ‘Drinks Down the Rabbit Hole’ and a pre-performance talk on what to expect and look for in his brand new, modern adaptation of this mystical opera. David will also explain the main characters and plot so you won’t miss a thing!