Fri, 08 Apr|
THE MAGIC FLUTE - WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON?
Coady Green joins The Parlour at The MC Showroom for an unforgettable night of the Magic Flute!
Time & Location
08 Apr 2022, 7:30 pm – 8:40 pm
Prahran, L1/48 Clifton St, Prahran VIC 3181, Australia
About the event
In this cultural experiment, The Parlour turns the spotlight on Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute. Forget everything you’ve been told and hear the story from the perspective of the Queen of the Night. Her land is being colonized, her people enslaved, her daughter abducted. She will fight with every weapon in her arsenal to protect her realm, so who is the hero and who is the villain?
These two performances are “showings” rather than a full, operatic production and have resulted from our extensive workshop. A cultural and musical exploration of gender, race, power, conditioning, and operatic tradition. Should we view much loved, heritage art though a 21st century lens? Can we fix it? Does it still work?
Magnificently sung in a new, English translation of Emanuel Schikaneder’s original libretto with additional script to wrap some context around the themes. Are you ready?