Jordan de Souza - Conductor
Hendrik Vestmann - Conductor
"Somewhere, up in musical heaven, Wolfgang is smiling."
Presented by the Adelaide Festival in association with the State Opera of South Australia, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Adelaide Festival Centre by arrangement with Arts Projects Australia
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conducted by Jordan de Souza & Hendrik Vestmann
KOMISCHE OPER BERLIN / BARRIE KOSKY / 1927
Mozart’s The Magic Flute is as much a mass popular entertainment as it is a masterpiece and this unique production, which has delighted over half a million people worldwide, excels on both levels.
Barrie Kosky and Suzanne Andrade (from British company 1927) have married live action with animation to give audiences of all ages and experience an opera that is musically and visually sublime.
Its Tim Burton-esque 1920s silent movie aesthetic is edgy, but always leavened by innocent warmth and surprising touches that are laugh out loud funny.