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26 March 2014

Venue: Joan Sutherland Theatre
Presented by: Opera Australia

Years: 9 - 12
Subjects: Entertainment, Drama, Music

To inquire about this event please call our friendly education team on 02 9250 7770 or make a ticket request


Welcome to a world where animals dance and children fly, where princes battle dragons and hope battles despair. To a world where ideas matter, and music saves the day. Welcome to a magical experience for the whole family in this enchanting production of Mozart's The Magic Flute.

Julie Taymor, director of Disney's  The Lion King , has taken Mozart's fairy tale and turned it into a show that, in the spirit of the original, speaks to the child in all of us.

Tamino is a noble prince on a quest. He discovers strange lands, inhabited by wondrous creatures - scary women, wise children and even a bird man - but that is not what he is looking for. Will Tamino finally discover the truth? And will he find true love?

A guide to The Magic Flute
Monsters and magical flutes, princes and priests, bears and buffoons: A one-stop guide to help you tell friend from foe in the colourful world of The Magic Flute.
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Artist Information

Conductor Anthony Legge
Director Matthew Barclay|
Original direction by Julie Taymor

Conductor Anthony Legge
Director Matthew Barclay
Original direction by Julie Taymor
Conductor Anthony Legge
Director Matthew Barclay
Original direction by Julie Taymor
Set Designer George Tsypin
Costume Designer Julie Taymor
Puppetry Designers Julie Taymor and Michael Curry
Lighting Designer Gary Marder
Original lighting design by Donald Holder
Choreographer Matthew Barclay
Original choreography by Mark Dendy
Translation by JD McClatchy
Performed by arrangement with The Metropolitan Opera, publisher and sole copyright holder.

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Pricing Information

One free Teacher is permitted per 20 Students.  Additional Teachers are charged at Student price.

Student $35
Additional Teacher $35
Pricing Information Explained

Pricing Information Explained

School Groups:  Please contact the School Group Booking line on +61 2 9250 7770 or make a ticket request. For information on planning your visit go to School Excursions.

Performance Dates

Wednesday 26 March 11am Running Time: 2 hrs 15 minutes (including 20 minute interval and Q&A)


"…this production is a triumph…" The Sun Herald

 "…will be loved by just about everybody." ***** -Time Out Sydney online

"…a winner in many ways." - The Australian

…"This production is a visual delight"  - The Sunday Telegraph

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