Co-Opera 2015 Adelaide Mozart Festival Presents THE MAGIC FLUTE

Co-Opera's Adelaide Mozart Festival Mozart to Mozart presents New Performances of Cosi fan tutte 23 and 24 May 2015 and The Magic Flute 13 and 14 June 2015 at Thomas Edmonds Opera Studio, Adelaide Showground, Rose Terrace, Wayville BYO cabaret-style.
Doors open 6.30 pm performance 7.30 pm
Tickets: Adults: $47, Concession: $39, Group of 8 (Concession price): $312, Students: $15
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Booking Enquiries: Contact: Brian Chatterton +61 (0)409 695 952

With two casts, consisting of a mix of seasoned performers and rising talent, two experienced directors and an acclaimed chamber orchestra, Co-Opera's forthcoming productions of Mozart favourites Cosi fan tutte and The Magic Flute are eagerly awaited by opera lovers in the bush and the city alike.

There's no time to rest with Co-Opera as they pursue their repertory theatre lifestyle -. It's always another opening another show!

After extensive touring Co-Opera's Mozart season in Adelaide opens with the witty and wicked Cosi fan tutte. There are two performances only on 23 and 24 May in the company's home base at the Thomas Edmonds Opera Studio at the Adelaide Showgrounds.

Then it's back on the road again to take The Magic Flute to regional areas, returning once again to Adelaide to present this acclaimed production to Adelaide audiences on 13 and 14 June. And then, pause for a breath and probably onto the next!

These sparkling jewel box versions of Mozart's most popular operas are in the hands of experienced directors. Nicholas Cannon directs Cosi fan tutte and creates a new, engaging and witty production. Incidentally, Nicholas also sings roles in both operas. He is the devious Don Alfonso in Cosi fan tutte, a role he shares with Rod Schultz, and Papageno in The Magic Flute.

The Magic Flute is directed by Co-Opera stalwart Tessa Bremner, one of the founding members of the company. It was Tessa's Magic Flute production that toured Germany in 2009 winning rave reviews and the affectionate nickname of quirky "Outback Opera".
Both these productions are in a way reconceived versions of these light-hearted romps and are premiered with new casts, new costumes and reconceived sets; presenting new ways of looking at the familiar Mozart operas and offering audiences new dimensions in opera theatre with an evenings of beautiful music and lots of fun.

Musical Director Brian Chatterton explains the company's raison d'etre: "Our ethos is to provide performance opportunities to rising instrumentalists and young opera singers who might not yet ready to work in the huge opera houses of the big companies. We give both the opportunity to have the invaluable professional repertory company experience of touring and presenting a variety of works. Unfortunately, this is an experience which is very rare in these days of depleted arts funding.

"With the establishment of the RCS Ensemble, under the leadership of Linda Pirie and Wendy Heiligenberg, great singers and potentially great singers have the opportunity to work with an exceptional orchestra. And, with a small production there's no-where to hide, everyone must know their music, and meet the expectations of excellence: for Mozart requires supreme artistic confidence!"

Cosi fan tutte: Music: WA Mozart, Librettist: Lorenzo da Ponte, directed by Nicholas Cannon, 6.30pm for 7.30pm, Saturday 23 May , Sunday 24 May 2015. BYO cabaret style.

The Magic Flute: Music:WA Mozart, Librettist: Emanuel Schikaneder, directed by Tessa Bremner, 6.30pm for 7.30pm
Saturday 13 June, Sunday 14 June 2015. BYO cabaret style.

All Adelaide performances take place:
Thomas Edmonds Opera Studio, Adelaide Showground, Rose Terrace, Wayville.

Tickets: Adults: $47, Concession: $39, Group of 8 (Concession price): $312, Students: $15
Book Online
Booking Enquiries: please contact Brian Chatterton +61 (0)409 695 952

Co-Opera gratefully acknowledges the generosity of their sponsors, without whom none of this would have been possible: Adelaide Showgrounds; Henkell Brothers, Royal Commonwealth Society; SA Power Networks.

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