Opera Hong Kong is presenting Mozart’s The Magic Flute featuring Hong Kong’s home grown operatic talents in a Chinese setting! A never seen before production featuring Cantonese dialogue and costumes! The Magic Flute tells a fantastical fairy tale story of good versus evil when the Queen of the Night persuades handsome Prince Tamino to rescue the princess Pamina who has been snatched and held captive by the high pirest Sarastro. In a twist of events, Sarastro is the good guy actually! What? A triumphic tale that details Pamina and Tamino’s journey to truth and also features a passionate love story.
South China Morning Post has hailed the production’s ‘irresistible music and gusty performances…from world class singers, who brought out opera’s raw, dark and primal side.’ So bring your tots to this magical story by Mozart. The song sung by the Queen of the Night is one of the most famous and difficult pieces in operatic repertoire and you might just recognize it from…somewhere! Come experience the darkness and be enlightened!
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