Mozart’s masterful comedy is richly reimagined in a boundary-busting production created by director Barrie Kosky and British theatre group 1927, blending animated film and live action in a spectacular kaleidoscope of 1920s silent movies, Weimar cabaret, the dark humour of Edward Gorey and German expressionism.
Immense, three-storey spiders, Nosferatu and Buster Keaton, flappers and demons, butterflies and wolves – this wildly inventive The Magic Flute is like no other.
Since arriving at the Komische Oper in 2012 Barrie Kosky has presided over a period of unprecedented success with the opera journal Opernwelt calling the Komische 'Opera House of the Year' in 2013 and the International Opera Awards naming Kosky 'Director of the Year' in 2014.
Founded in 2005 by animator and illustrator Paul Barritt, and writer and performer Suzanne Andrade, 1927 has won critical and popular acclaim with works such as Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea and The Animals and Children Took to the Streets.
a perfect combination of all the things worth loving: silent movies, Weimar cabaret, David Lynch and the Brothers Grimm
Komische Oper Berlin
Co-directed by Barrie Kosky and Suzanne Andrade
Kristiina Poska Musical direction
Suzanne Andrade and Barrie Kosky Staging
Paul Barritt Animations
Concept by 1927 (Suzanne Andrade and Paul Barritt) and Barrie Kosky
Pamina Maureen McKay*, Adela Zaharia†
Tamino Allan Clayton*, Jussi Myllys†
Königin Olga Pudova*, Beate Ritter†
Sarastro Dimitry Ivashchenko*, Bogdan Talos†
Papageno Dominik Köninger
Papagena Julia Giebel
Monostatos Peter Renz*, Johannes Dunz†
1st Dame Nina Bernsteiner*, Mirka Wagner†
2nd Dame Karolina Gumos*, Theresa Kronthaler†
3rd Dame Ezgi Kutlu*, Nadine Weissmann†
*27 & 29 Aug | † 28 & 30 Aug
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