STUNNING REVIEWS FOR THE MAGIC FLUTE IN AUSTRALIA
The cast and crew of Komische Oper Berlin's The Magic Flute arrived in Auckland today on the back of sold-out performances at Perth and Adelaide festivals.
Image: Iko Freese / drama-berlin.de
The Komische Oper Berlin/1927 production of one of the world's most popular operas has now performed for more than half a million people around the globe and has four performances in Auckland opening on Friday as part of Auckland Arts Festival.
In Australia the production, which melds gloriously innovative projected animation with stunning live opera performance, met with standing ovations and rave reviews.
"An opulent feast... "
"...directors Suzanne Andrade and Barrie Kosky have rewritten the operatic rule book.."
"... a night at the opera like no other"
"I like to think Mozart would be tickled at the idea that his lesson in the power of the rational over the superstitious would be brought to new audiences in such psychedelic fashion."