Regional Tour 2014
Mozart's The Magic Flute
The ancient tombs of the Pharaohs hide many secrets. Will Tamino the daring archaeologist find them? Will it be Papageno, the zany ornithologist? Or will the forces of evil crack the code, find the treasure and get the girl?
Find out when Opera Australia presents a ripping yarn for all the family.
The Magic Flute is a quest for wisdom and true love. Taking inspiration from the movies, director Michael Gow and designer Robert Kemp have set their new touring production of Mozart’s final work for the stage as a rollicking adventure in 1930s Egypt.
There will be mummies, hieroglyphic puzzles and a good few laughs along the way, but is it opera? Mozart didn’t care, and nor should you.
Mozart was far more concerned with firing his audience’s imagination through the power of music. Which is why you’ll find something for everyone in there, from the Queen of the Night’s demented showstoppers, to achingly beautiful arias, to simple ballads that wrap you up in warmth and charm.
Prepare to be enchanted, when this new, fully-staged production of The Magic Flute comes to regional Australia, complete with fabulous 1930s costumes, a chamber orchestra and a vibrant cast of singers.
Dates and bookings
Click on the venue name for more information and to book tickets. All peformances 7.30pm.
Albury Entertainment Centre | 2 September
Armidale | Lazenby Hall, University of New England | 28 August | Bookings tbc
Ballarat | Her Majesty's Theatre | 17 July
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre | 14 August
Bendigo | The Capital | 22 July
Canberra Theatre | 4, 5 & 6 September
Dandenong | Drum Theatre | 11 & 12 July
Dubbo Regional Theatre | 16 August
Frankston Arts Centre | 9 September
Hobart | Theatre Royal | 19 & 20 September
Launceston | Princess Theatre | 17 September
Marysville Community Centre | 26 July | Bookings tbc
Morundah | Paradise Palladium | 1 August
Murwillumbah Civic Centre | 30 August | Bookings tbc
Newcastle Civic Theatre | 26 August
Nunawading | Whitehorse Centre | 15 July
Orange Civic Theatre | 12 August
Parramatta Riverside Theatre | 4 & 5 August
Port Macquarie | The Glasshouse | 22 & 23 August (4pm)
Sale | ESSO BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre | 11 September
Tamworth Capitol Theatre | 20 August
Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre | 30 July
Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre | 24 July
Warragul | West Gippsland Arts Centre | 13 September
Warrnambool | The Lighthouse | 19 July
Wollongong | Illawarra Performing Arts Centre | 8 & 9 August
Please note, this tour was formerly known as the Oz Opera tour.
|Director and Adaptor||Michael Gow|
|Lighting Designer||Matt Scott|
|Pamina / Second Lady||Natalie Aroyan, Emma Castelli|
|Tamino / Armed Man 1||Nicholas Jones, Sam Roberts-Smith|
|Papageno / Armed Man 2||Andrew Moran, Christopher Hillier|
|Queen of the Night / First Lady||Regina Daniel, Hannah Dahlenburg|
|Third Lady||Anna Yun|
|Sarastro and Speaker||Steven Gallop|
|Monostatos / Monster||Benjamin Rasheed|
Running time: approx 160 minutes including interval.
Opera Australia's regional and schools touring program is made possible by generous donations from opera lovers. Opera Australia would like to thank:
The Andrews Foundation
Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Society
Commonwealth Bank Staff Community Fund
The Gwen and Edna Jones Foundation