The Magic Flute
Mozart's classic opera collides with a wholly African expression of life-affirming joy.
South Africa’s celebrated Isango Ensemble triumphantly returns to Boston with a reprisal of Mozart’s classic opera, The Magic Flute. This timeless story follows a young prince as he tries to win the love of the princess whose mother is the Queen of the Night. But you’ve never experienced the iconic tale quite like this, brought to life with marimbas, oil drums, inventive design, and bold energy. It’s Mozart reimagined and transformed by internationally celebrated Cape Town artists and musicians.
When this joyous production took Boston by storm in 2014, The Boston Globe declared it to be “delightfully witty and full of invention…[an] ingenious mix of Mozart’s 1791 opera and contemporary African culture.” If you’ve been waiting for an opera that makes you want to stand up and dance, then you won’t want to miss the experience of Isango.
“Few productions can match the colorful exuberance and pulsating energy of this Flute, or field as versatile a cast as this, in which every member sings, dances and drums."
- The New York Times