Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Barrie Kosky Magic Flute Makes Big Splash At LA Opera


"A celebration of true love conquering all, The Magic Flute transports us into an enchanted world where good faces the forces of darkness. Under the masterful baton of James Conlon, LA Opera presents the U.S. Production Premiere of a highly inventive staging that originated at the Komische Oper Berlin, created by director Barrie Kosky in combination with the British theater group '1927,' whose humorous shows have thrilled audiences all over the world with their interaction between film animation and live-performing actors: 'A perfect mixture of all the things worth loving: silent films, the cabaret of the Weimar Republic, David Lynch, and the brothers Grimm (The Guardian, UK).' Packed with exquisite singing and stage wizardry, Mozart's delightful blend of high comedy and serious drama enchants young and old alike." This is a co-production with Minnesota Opera, where it will be performed in April. Read the New York Times review by clicking here and check out a large photo gallery of the production here. The complete LA Opera cast list is after the jump.

Cast
Tamino/Lawrence Brownlee
Pamina/Janai Brugger
The Queen of the Night/Erika Miklosa
Sarastro/Evan Boyer
Papageno/Rodion Pogossov
First Lady/Hae Ji Chang
Second Lady/Cassandra Zoé Velasco
Third Lady/Peabody Southwell
Monostatos/Rodell Rosel
Papagena/Amanda Woodbury
The Speaker/Phillip Addis
1st Armored Man/Vladimir Dmitruk
2nd Armored Man/Valentin Anikin
First Boy/Drew Pickett
Second Boy/Charles Connon
Third Boy/Jamal Jaffer

Creative Team
Conductor/James Conlon
Director/Suzanne Andrade
DirectorBarrie Kosky
Animation/Paul Barritt
Concept/1927 (Suzanne Andrade and Paul Barritt) and Barrie Kosky
Scenery and Costume Designer/Esther Bialas

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