Barrie Kosky says The Magic Flute is the perfect introduction for people who are not normally opera-goers. Credit: Komische Oper Berlin At a time in his career where he wants to challenge himself, Kosky decided to try and find an engaging way to stage the opera.
Good Regietheater can bring opera alive in unexpected and wonderful ways.Barrie Kosky's production of The Magic Flute, first seen at Berlin's Komische Oper in 2012 and revived this season at Los Angeles Opera (seen Nov. 23), sheds new light on a work with which we are perhaps all too familiar.Working in conjunction with Suzanne Andrade, the inventive director of the radical British theatre.
The magic flute itself, though depicted onstage as an actual flute, is represented musically by a jazzy trumpet, while glass bottles played as percussion represent Papageno’s bells. The musicians also serve as the chorus, and they contribute to almost every musical number with African-style melismas, ululation, and other embellishments. And that’s only the beginning of what makes this.
Theatre and opera director Barrie Kosky talks us through his brilliantly outlandish reimagining of Mozart's The Magic Flute, we learn about the integral, but sometimes unnoticed, work of sound.
Barrie Kosky's work is becoming more widely known in the UK from colourful, fresh and not entirely controversy-free productions of mainly Baroque opera at the ENO (Rameau's Castor and Pollux), Glyndebourne (Handel's Saul) and Edinburgh (Mozart's The Magic Flute), but the Australian director is also the artistic director at the Komische Oper in Berlin, the city's German language opera company.
Ian Gordon’s Grapes of Wrath and returns to Cincinnati Opera to conduct Barrie Kosky’s production of The Magic Flute. Other notable debuts include The Barber of Seville at the English National Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Los Angeles Opera, and the Atlanta Symphony. He was nominated as a finalist for 2015 International.
The Magic Flute is one of Mozart's most beloved works, and is among the world's best known and most often performed operas. It premiered in Vienna in the fall of 1791, only ten weeks before Mozart's death. Its initial run of over 100 performances was astonishing in its day, and it has maintained constant prominence. As of last year, it was cited as fourth most frequently produced among all.
The most in-demand American tenor in the world in the bel canto repertoire, Lawrence Brownlee continues to astonish audiences with the elegance and agility of his instrument. From firmly American roots, Mr. Brownlee has become a star on the international scene, lauded for the seemingly effortless beauty of his voice. The 2014-15 season begins with Mr. Brownlee returning to Seattle Opera for.
Los Angeles Opera brings back Barrie Kosky’s fanciful, silent-movie-era production of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” this time with James Conlon conducting and a cast of mostly emerging singers.
Award-winning director Barrie Kosky provides a refreshing perspective on this well-known opera. He explores Carmen's ever-changing nature - marked by her series of contrasting costumes - and her vitality through dance. The pre-recorded voice of a narrator (perhaps Carmen herself) ensures that we experience the whole story from her perspective, and the production's unique performing edition (by.
The Magic Flute, which was successful from the beginning, continues to make frequent appearances on the world’s opera stages. Get exclusive access to content from our 1768 First Edition with your subscription. Subscribe today. Betsy Schwarm Cast and main vocal parts. Tamino, a prince. Papageno, a birdcatcher. The Queen of the Night (coloratura soprano) Pamina, her daughter (soprano.
Barrie Kosky's profanitiy is offensive. And werein lies his talent? Admittedly, I have not seen a production of his since that pukesome piece he did, inter alia with condoms running around on.
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This opening sequence sets the tone for the Komische Oper Berlin’s cinematic production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Barrie Kosky and Suzanne Andrade’s interpretation of this popular and oft-performed opera (first performed in 1791) is unlike any previous production staged in Australia. Teaming up with animator Paul Barrit and co-director Andrade, both from UK theatre company 1927, Kosky.
Barrie Kosky and Suzanne Andrade co-direct stunning new production What: “Mozart’s classic like you have never seen before.” Filled with captivating, interactive projections, this breathtaking production by Barrie Kosky and Suzanne Andrade uses a silent-film aesthetic with 21st-century technology to deliver The Magic Flute unlike any that has been seen at HGO before.Vocal parts often sound like a German Singspiel in the style of the Magic Flute. They are most simply descriptive and not very personalized, but there is a love duet. The soloists were just excellent. Topi Lehtipuu sounded deliciously nuanced despite the uncomfortably low range Haydn wrote. Hufvudstadsbladet, Haydn The Seasons Topi Lehtipuu enjoys a reputation as one of Finland’s most.Amadis des Gaules is a three-act French opera written by the German composer Johann Christian Bach. It tells the tale of a sorceress who falls in love with the knight who saved her life. She soon.