The Magic Flute A Production of the Komische Oper Berlin
The new Magic Flute at the Komische Oper has created an absolute furore – and not just in Berlin! In Los Angeles, Minneapolis and at the Deutsche Opera on the Rhine, this production has been greeted with euphoric enthusiasm by both audiences and the Press.“Barrie Kosky has transformed the Magic Flute into a stunning live-action cartoon, so bewitching as to silence every criticism,“ [Los Angeles Times]. The British theatre group 1927 and Barrie Kosky have pulled off "a deliciously absurd blend of silent film and animation," [Berliner Morgenpost]. “You are amazed by the perfection, you laugh in appreciation of the virtuoso design behind each of these scenes... Breath-taking!” “A show that oozes technical accomplishment, and there's no doubt, with a debut as slick as this, that these young artists have a bright future ahead of them.” The Age, Melbourne Who is 1927? 1927 is a London based performance company that specializes in combining performance and live music with animation and film to create magical filmic theatre. Celebrated at home and overseas, the Company was founded in 2005 by Writer, Performer & Director Suzanne Andrade and Animator & Illustrator Paul Barritt. In 2006, Performer & Costume Designer Esme Appleton and Performer, Composer & Musician Lillian Henley joined and in 2007, Producer Jo Crowley began collaborating with the company. All four creative members of 1927 come from different artistic backgrounds, and it is the collaboration between these artists and the complete integration of artistic disciplines, that has paved the way for 1927 to create it’s unique, innovative and highly original work. At the heart of 1927’s practice is the desire to explore the relationship between live actor and animation to create dynamic and innovative live theatre. 1927 fuse, merge and mix creative mediums to create a unique performance style. The company has developed an approach to combining the mediums of film, performance and music to great effect, both technically and conceptually; pushing the forms the company works in to new and exciting places. 1927 has mastered a delicate marriage of live music, animation, film, performance and song -taking disparate elements and making them work in harmony to create unique theatrical experiences.
“A Production of the KomischeOper Berlin
Conductor: N.N. Director: Suzanne Andrade, Barrie Kosky Animations: Paul Barritt Concept: “1927”(Suzanne Andrade and Paul Barritt) and Barrie Kosky Set, Costumes Esther Bialas Dramaturgy: Ulrich Lenz Choir: David Cavelius Soloist cast: tbc…… Chorsolisten of the KomischeOper Berlin”