DEC 1 - 11, 2022
MOZART'S MAGIC FLUTE HAS A SEQUEL!
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE -
PREMIERED KOMISCHE OPERA BERLIN 2021
OPERA CO MINNA LINDGREN / IIRO RANTALA
THE MAGIC MELODICA
words by MINNA LINDGREN
music by IIRO RANTALA
Commissioned by Barrie Kosky / Komische Opera, Berlin
A Family Opera
Thanks to Barrie Kosky and Komische Oper Berlin, Finnish writer Minna Lindgren (of Lavender Ladies Detective Agency fame) and classical - jazz sensation, pianist and composer IIRO RANTALA have written THE MAGIC MELODICA, an uproariously cheeky comedy, where our favourite characters have aged - some of them disgracefully! Sarastro is showing signs of dementia, Papageno and Papagena have been blessed with a horde of offspring that make up the Papa Kids choir. Three gnomes represent the three little boys. The Queen of the Night is past her soprano prime and can’t quite fire off her staccatos in the way she used to. She is now a baritone able to soar to countertenor heights.
"Rantala’s opera is a real musical romp. The magic melodica theme is present throughout, and Mozart, Bernstein, musicals and night-club jazz all flit through the score...a fresh take on the modern opera concept." - Henna Salmela
There is no need to have seen The Magic Flute to enjoy this fabulous opera.
More details coming soon.