Komische Oper Berlin comes to Australia for the first time, performing at Perth Festival and Adelaide Festival in 2019. Led by internationally renowned director, Barrie Kosky, the famous Berlin company reimagines Mozart’s comedy opera The Magic Flute in a boundary-busting production created in collaboration with British theatre group, 1927.
Blending animated film and live action in a glorious kaleidoscope of Weimar cabaret, German expressionism, silent movie aesthetics and dark humour, this visual fantasia is made for film buffs and art lovers, as well as fans of fine opera. Audiences are promised immense three-storey spiders, flappers and demons, butterflies and wolves – a wildly inventive and unique take on the well-known Mozart masterpiece.
With its captivating and innovative staging, where film animation interacts with live singers, this production finally comes to Australia with the support of the Goethe-Institut.