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This summer, Welsh National Opera will launch a new site-specific virtual reality (VR) experience set to captivate audiences young and old. Magic Butterfly invites visitors to step inside the world of two classic operas with re-imagined scenes from The Magic Flute and Madam Butterfly.Launching in Cardiff in July, this free experience will then visit other locations across Wales and England.
Tickets to the Magic Flute at the Met Opera: Now a holiday tradition, Julie Taymor’s beloved production of Mozart’s enchanting fairy tale returns in its abridged, English-language version for families.Soprano Erin Morley, last seen at the Met as a brilliant Olympia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, is the empowered Pamina, and tenor Ben Bliss is the valiant Tamino.
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This specially-devised opera is a wonderful introduction for school children, and teachers alike. Sung in English, this shortened version of The Magic Flute will be accompanied with a free teachers’ cross curricular resource pack (available from January 2019).
The Magic Flute by Mid Wales Opera Mozart’s The Magic Flute owes more than a nodding debt to the art of pantomime, a surreal world of heroes and villains, myth and magic: high drama, high art, high notes and high camp mix in a blaze of colour, comedy and puppetry as we enter the ever inventive.
A couple of factors explain why WNO have revived Dominic Cooke’s colourful production of The Magic Flute for the second time this year. It’s one that asks to be dusted down and brought out regularly, like other company shows in recent times, notwithstanding that little of their output these days deserves to be lost for ever. There’s no reason why those who didn’t or couldn’t see it.
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