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Ensemble

Film Noir

'The Magic Flute' from Berlin's Komische Oper,
reviewed by MARIA NOCKIN

 

Los Angeles has a new production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Magic Flute. Brought here from the Komische Oper in Berlin where it premiered last year, the production is a multimedia rendition in the style of the British theater group 1927. The concept by Suzanne Andrade, Paul Barritt, and Barrie Kosky combines opera with 1927's silent movie technique to produce a 'film noir' ambience. Throughout the evening [seen 23 November 2013] singers interacted with the hand-drawn animation projected onto the screen to evoke the style of silent film...

Copyright © 27 November 2013 Maria Nockin,
Arizona USA

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WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

THE MAGIC FLUTE

BERLIN

LOS ANGELES OPERA

LOS ANGELES

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

JAMES CONLON

LAWRENCE BROWNLEE

GRANT GERSHON

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