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Having played in more than 25 cities around the world, The Magic Flute finally comes to Australia for the opening weekend of the 2019 Adelaide Festival.

Mozart’s The Magic Flute is as much 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, Suzanne Andrade and Paul Barritt (from 1927, the company that wowed Adelaide Festival audiences with Golem in 2016) have created a game-changing blend of live action with bespoke, hand-crafted animation to give audiences of all ages an experience of opera that is musically and visually sublime.

Drawing heavily on the imagery of 1920s cartoons (Felix the Cat, Betty Boop), the silent films of Weimar Germany (Murnau) and Hollywood (Buster Keaton) its dark edge is reminiscent of Tim Burton but always leavened by innocent warmth and comical touches that are laugh-outloud funny.

If there are children in your life bring them too. It’s a knockout!

It is a tour de force. The audience oohed and ahhed, clapped, gasped and guffawed. There was no let-up…The experience was unforgettable.

The Guardian

 

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Witty and endlessly inventive

The Wall Street Journal

 

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