Chatswood Culture Bites - Pocket Opera
One of the greatest operas ever written, Mozart’s timeless classic leads the search for truth and justice, love and enlightenment.
Be enthralled by the adventures of Prince Tamino, an Asian price, and the bird-catcher Papageno on their quest to rescue Princess Pamina. To celebrate the wonderful diversity of Chatswood and Lunar New Year, Mozart’s masterpiece has been staged with an Asian aesthetic. Lost in a foreign land, Tamino is pursued by an enormous dragon, among the many trials and tribulations they must conquer. To assist their mission, they are given musical instruments with magical powers, which they deploy on their path towards a deeper understanding of true love and happiness.
Distinguished baritone Peter Coleman-Wright AO directs this pocket-sized one hour version of Mozart’s classic – The Magic Flute as part of Willoughby City Council’s Year of the Tiger Festival and Chatswood Culture Bites 2022 program.
The Magic Flute is performed by Pacific Opera and Willoughby Symphony Orchestra.
The Magic Flute will be sung in German with English and traditional Chinese scene descriptions.
This production is produced in association with the Australia China Institute for Arts and Culture at the Western Sydney University.
This event is part of Chatswood Culture Bites 2022, Willoughby City Council’s innovative program of music, theatre, comedy and more in Chatswood CBD.
When: 19th February 2022, 2pm and 7pm
Where: The Concourse, Chatswood
Pamina - Mikayla Tate
Tamino - Daniel Verschuer
Papageno - Nick Geddes
First Lady - Kirralee Hillier
Second Lady - Elizabeth Cooper
Third Lady - Rebecca O'Hanlon
Queen of the Night - Ayako Ohtake
Monostatos - Oscar Balle-Bowness
Papagena - Rachel Mink
First Sprite - Melanie Jha
Second Sprite - Nicole Mealey
Third Sprite - Olivia Morberger
Armed Men - Matthew Avery and Oscar Balle-Bowness