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The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute

Cape Town artists reimagine Mozart's glorious opera as a joyous, dance-filled classic.

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NOV 6 - 10, 2019

LET’S TALK ABOUT THE MAGIC FLUTE!

The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute is back at ArtsEmerson, giving audiences a chance to yet again dance along to Mozart. We are thrilled to bring this show and Isango Ensemble back to Boston, reflecting on the joy this company brings to our stages. We’d love to know your thoughts and open up a dialogue about The Magic Flute. Below, we have some prompts for you to get the conversation started. Feel free to leave a comment on…

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BEYOND INTERPRETATION: THE LANGUAGE OF ISANGO’S THE MAGIC FLUTE

Isango Ensemble

The Magic Flute is a title that many recognize, or at least have heard in reference to operatic history, Mozart’s compositions, or even seen it on a marquee as they passed by the theatre. There also often is a certain connotation of inaccessibility attached to classic works, and in opera especially. However, Isango Ensemble’s The Magic Flute opens up a dialogue about language, access, and storytelling beyond words. “It was very important, I felt, that…

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ADAPTATIONS OF THE MAGIC FLUTE

The Magic Flute

On November 6th, the stunning reimagining of Mozart’s famed opera, The Magic Flute, arrives on the shoulders of virtuosic South African troupe, Isango Ensemble. The Magic Flute has been transposed into languages cinematic, musical, and novel, and as we turn back the clock, it’s our pleasure to revisit Mozart’s final opera composition in all of its lush transformations and fairy-tale mastery. The Magic Flute film, helmed by the great Swedish director Ingar Bergman, uses its…

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ISANGO ENSEMBLE’S JOYFUL REIMAGININGS

Isango Ensemble

We all are familiar with titles like A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Carmen, and even The Magic Flute. While we might not be able to recite the plot word for word, these are at least productions we’ve heard of throughout our lives. Penned by the likes of Shakespeare and Mozart, these canonical works are landmarks for theatre history and remain pinnacle productions today. Isango Ensemble has continued the tradition of these great works, but with new…

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The Magic Flute – A Synopsis

The Magic Flute

Mozart’s classic opera, The Magic Flute, has been completely re-imagined, transformed and translated into multiple dialects (including English, Xhosa, Zulu and Tswana) by the Isango Ensemble— but the story remains the same! Before you get swept into the magical world created by this brilliant South African troupe, brush up on the plot of this classic story. You can also watch this Magic Flute Animated Plot Summary! Mozart’s Magic Flute—The Story ACT 1 Tamino, a young traveler……

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