Magic Flute


MAGIC FLUTE - An Examination

Musical folk drama with paper stage sets, puppets, and projections
80 min, for adults and children from the age of 12, in German
available with English, French or Polish Subtitles

Two puppeteers give a truly magical performance as they draw the curtain and the story of Prince Tamino, his beloved Pamina, a near-crazy Queen of the Night, and the sadistic Sarastro unfolds. The scene is set on an openly visible playing table; the horizontal action of the hand puppets is projected via video camera to a screen above the stage, which changes imaginatively.
The renowned countertenor Daniel Gloger lends the puppets his amazingly versatile voice; a live orchestra of eight musicians guarantees utmost musical pleasure. This Magic Flute from Nuremberg is refreshingly different and much sought after; with good reason it has been invited to festivals not only in Germany, but in Austria, Croatia, Denmark, France, Japan, Poland and Switzerland as well.


Trailer Reportage Medienwerkstatt Franken Reportage France 2

»Wild applause like after a pop concert, the audience in a tremendous mood and the performers charmingly cheeky and profoundly entertaining – and yet, it was an opera by Mozart. This astonishing success is accomplished by Thalias Kompagnons with their highly original best-of version of the Magic FluteWiener Zeitung

Idea & performance: Tristan Vogt, Joachim Torbahn
Countertenor: Daniel Gloger
Live-Orchestra: ensembleKONTRASTE:
Directed by: Thalias Kompagnons, Nuremberg, Germany; Jürg Schlachter, Munich, Germany
Puppets & stage set: Joachim Torbahn
Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, arranged by Marcus Maria Reißenberger
Text: based on the libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder
Co-production of Thalias Kompagnons, ensembleKONTRASTE & Tafelhalle Nürnberg

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