The Canadian Opera Company's new production of The Magic Flute opened Saturday, Jan. 29 and will run for twelve performances through Feb. 25th. The Ensemble Studio will give a special performance on Feb. 17.
Director Diane Paulus describes the production in her Director's Notes:
"We have set the action in 1791, the year in which the opera
was first performed, against the backdrop of the Enlightenment. The
entire play-within-the-play is presented in the open space of a
nobleman’s garden, itself a place of enchantment and symbolic power
during this historical period. As the drama unfolds, the actors leave
the theatre behind and continue to enact their story in an elaborate
labyrinth that covers the grounds of the estate. The theatricality of
their journey is enhanced by the mysteries of the outdoor world beneath
the cover of night where they act out the rituals of the drama. All
distinctions between fantasy and reality fade away as their pageant
lasts through the night until dawn."
“Magical…Gorgeously Whimsical” – The Globe and Mail
“A pleasant romp through a Once Upon a Time tale set to some of the most beautiful opera music ever written.” – Toronto Star
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Video teaser from The Magic Flute, featuring set and costume designs by designer Myung Hee Cho.
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