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Kosky's mesmerising Magic Flute in Auckland

Komische Oper Berlin's Zauberflöte © Michael Smith
The Queen of the Night appeared as a malevolent giant spider, complete with exoskeleton, threatening Tamino with her stabbing limbs and summoning hordes of smaller spiders to writhe over Pamina when the latter hesitated to commit to Sarastro's murder.
****1
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Beyond mere technical wizardry: Petrushka at the Komische Oper

Tiago Alexandre Neta Fonseca (The Clown) © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
Could this be the most perfect fusion of music and visuals known to mankind!?
*****
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Komische Oper Berlin's Flute is indeed magic

Die Zauberflöte is a work whose outward simplicity masks internal complexity and even contradictions. Mozart’s music is childishly tuneful and yet reaches for the classically sublime; Emmanuel Schikaneder’s libretto alternates a magical quest story out of a German storybook with Masonic claptrap and secondhand Voltaire.
****1
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Recuperar la inocencia: La flauta mágica en el Real

Andreas Wolf (Papageno) y Ruth Rosique (Papagena) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
La producción de La flauta mágica de Kosky y Andrade regresa tras 4 años al Real con renovado éxito.
*****
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La flauta mágica en el Real: angelus kitsch

© Javier del Real | Teatro Real
La producción de la Komische Oper de Berlín de La flauta mágica se presenta de nuevo en el Teatro Real. Un montaje de inspiración cinematográfica que no acaba de reflejar los ideales del Singspiel de Mozart. 
***11
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