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A MYTHICAL LAND
BETWEEN THE SUN AND THE MOON
The Magic Flute is a timeless tale of truth, love, courage and discovery, following the journey of two young couples as they explore their own strengths and weaknesses and pass the tests of true love and friendship. As the twists and turns unfold, Prince Tamino receives a magic flute from the Queen of the Night and sets out to rescue her daughter Pamina from an evil priest. Betrayal, reprisals, deceptions and mayhem ensue, until love and the rays of the morning sun banish the forces of night and darkness forever. The opera is among the most elegant and charming written by Mozart and includes fiery stratospheric arias for the Queen of the Night and wonderfully comic scenes for the bird-catcher Papageno. A must see for the whole family.
West Australian Opera Chorus
West Australian Symphony Orchestra
Sung in English with English Surtitles
Casting subject to change
Wesfarmers Arts Pre-Performance Talks
Before each performance a brief summary of the opera is provided by guest speaker Annie Patrick. Please join her in the Exhibition Area, Dress Circle Level of His Majesty’s Theatre. Talks will commence at 7pm prior to the evening performances at 7.30pm and run for approximately 15 minutes. Talks are open to the general public and bookings are not required.
Carl Friedrich Oberle
Queen of the Night