The Komische Oper Berlin travel across to the Far East this October to perform Barrie Kosky’s hugely successful and impelling production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute in Macau and Kaohsiung. Co-conceived by 1927’s Co-Artistic Directors Paul Barritt and Suzanne Andrade in collaboration with Kosky .The production will run for seven performances starting on 4 October and across the two stops, with three performances in Macau and the last four in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. After performing the main role of Die Königin der Nacht (The Queen of the Night) with the Komische Oper in the past, soprano Danae Kontorareprises the role which hassubsequentlyformed the backbone of her professional seasons after subsequently performing DieKönigin der Nacht at Semperoper Dresden, Aalto Musiktheater Essen, Oper Frankfurt, and in Barrie Kosky’s production at the Tianqiao Performing Arts Center in Beijing.
Kosky’s production of The Magic Flute had its world premiere at Komische Oper Berlin in November 2012 and with its full-scale animation, continues to thrill audiences around the world, transporting them into an enchanted world where good faces the forces of darkness. This timeless opera follows the adventures of Prince Tamino and Papageno on their search for the Queen of the Night’s daughter, Pamina. To help them conquer the trials and tribulations faced on their quest, the duo are given magical musical instruments, including a magic flute.
Over 450,000 people around the world have seen this critically and commercially acclaimed production by the British theatre group 1927 and Barrie Kosky, with its “deliciously absurd blend of silent movie and cartoon” (Berliner Morgenpost). After performances in Los Angeles, Madrid, Helsinki, Paris, Peking, Tokyo, Adelaide, Auckland, New York and many other cities around the world, this season it can also be enjoyed in Houston and Montreal – and in its home city Berlin, of course! “A dazzling live-action cartoon far too adorable to offend.” (Los Angeles Times)