CHATSWOOD CULTURE BITES presents Pacific Opera & Willoughby Symphony Orchestra’s POCKET-SIZE OPERA – THE MAGIC FLUTE by Mozart

Young artists from Pacific Opera return to The Concourse, Chatswood with the second in their pocket-size opera series presenting one of the greatest operas ever written, Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE performed with Willoughby Symphony Orchestra on Saturday 3 July.

Mozart’s timeless classic leads the search for truth and justice, love and
enlightenment. Be enthralled by the adventures of Prince Tamino, an Asian prince, and the bird-catcher Papageno on their quest to rescue Princess Pamina. To celebrate of the wonderful diversity of Chatswood, Mozart’s masterpiece has been staged with an Asian aesthetic. Lost in a foreign land, Tamino is pursued by an enormous dragon. To assist their mission, Tamino and Papageno are given musical instruments with magical powers, which they deploy to conquer the trials and tribulations placed in their path towards a deeper understanding of true love and happiness.

Distinguished baritone and Pacific Opera Artistic Director Peter Coleman-Wright AO said “Pocket-size opera or pared-back performances convey the essence of the
original opera without diminishing its vocal and emotional power and is the ideal introduction to the wonders of opera. A perfect moment in time for all the family with gorgeous music, wonderful singing, and the great sounds of the symphony orchestra. Come and be enthralled
.”

The Magic Flute will be sung in German with English and traditional Chinese scene descriptions.

The Magic Flute was originally scheduled for the Chatswood Lunar New Year
Festival 2021 in February but was rescheduled due to Covid-19 restrictions.

This production is produced in association with the Australia China Institute for Arts and Culture at the Western Sydney University.

Venue: Concert Hall, The Concourse, Chatswood
Date & Time: Saturday 3 July at 2pm & 7pm
Prices: Adults $59; Concession/ Seniors $54; Juniors 16 under $35
Groups (10+) $54; Family (4 tickets) $150
Bookings: https://theconcourse.com.au/wso-magic-flute/ or
8075 8111 or Ticketek 1300 795 012


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