THE MAGIC FLUTE By W A Mozart
Directed by John Leo Wilkie, Conducted by José Aparicio
Mozart’s final opera Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), is a fairytale whose characters, driven forward by love and hatred, are in search of the ultimate truth. Danger, spells, tests of integrity, and actions both honorable and foul sweep us up into an enchanting world where nothing is quite as it seems. This celebrated opera is widely believed to be one of the most magical compositions ever written. Performed in the genre of singspiel, Die Zauberflöte is sung in German with English dialogues.
Festival Opera is proud to showcase some of New Zealand's finest homegrown talent, including Soprano Polly Ott (Queen of the Night), Tenor Oliver Sewell (Tamino), Soprano Emma Pearson (Pamina) and Bass-Baritone James Ioelu (Papageno).
This year's stellar kiwi cast will mentor students of youth singing programme Project Prima Volta (PPV) throughout the season, bestowing their music expertise and international performance experience on Hawke's Bay rangatahi. Our leads will be joined by some of the country's most accomplished rising opera stars including Project Prima Volta Graduates Katherine Winitana (NZ Opera Dame Malvina Major Studio Artist), Emmanuel Fonoti-Fuimaono (NZ Opera Dame Malvina Major Studio Artist), Caitlin Roberts, Tomairangi Henare, LJ Crichton, Taylor Wallbank, Samuel McKeever, Lofi Lolohea and Vili Moore; along with Hannah Ashford-Beck (Dame Malvina Major Studio Artist), Larissa Kent (NZ Opera Chorus) and Morgan King (New Zealand School of Music) who will join the collective of young artists on stage.
Live opera is back and it’s the perfect way to recharge your heart and soul! Don’t miss some of opera’s most recognisable music, including the famous ‘Queen of the Night’ aria...
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