On 23 and 24 October, 2021, Arcadian Opera produced a colourful and fun packed Magic Flute. With wonderful professional principal singers, a full orchestra and a very strong local chorus the opera was supplemented by the ethereal voices of talented local teenagers as the three guiding spirits, while their corporal entities were represented by three spectral wraiths with glowing wings – classical ballet dancers. Papageno was accompanied by three small dancers as birds and the Papageni conjured up by Papagena were represented by several more local children, all thrilled to be taking part in their first operatic production. The whole was enhanced with a backdrop of original hand painted, moving projections adding an additional element of surprise and wonderment.
The audience were extremely complimentary and, although making a small country based opera company financially viable doesn’t get any easier, all the happy customers and performers alike make it worth the struggle.
We are now considering our next production, probably for Spring 2022, so please let us know if you would like to be added to our mailing list by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.