KL City Opera (KLCO) will be performing Mozart's famous Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) this 21-24 November 2019 at KLPac, KL.
Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) is an opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. The work was premiered on 30 September 1791 at Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, just two months before the composer's premature death. The Magic Flute tells the story of Tamino, a prince who must undergo a series of tests, accompanied by his sidekick Papageno, in order to marry the princess Pamina. Alongside the priest Sarastro, Tamino, Papageno, and Pamina battle Pamina's mother, the evil and mysterious Queen of the Night.
Conducting an orchestra ensemble of 24 players will be renowned Colombian Conductor, Juan Montoya, recipient of the Order of Merit Don Juan de Correl, Silver Category awarded by the Colombian government and city council of Medellin and winner of the 2019 BOH Cameronian award. He has been the principal conductor at KLCO in Malaysia since 2014. KLCO welcomes back award winning stage director, actor and lighting desinger, Amelia Tan who had previously directed KLCO’s productions La fille du régiment and Madama Butterfly.
KLCO’s production of The Magic Flute will feature a double cast for the leading roles of Pamina, Tamino, Papageno and Queen of the Night. Sopranos Yeoh Ker Ker and Evelyn Toh will share the role of Pamina and tenors Yap Jin Hin and Heo Yueh Ren will sing the role of Tamino. Playing the role of Papageno will be Samuel Lim and Köln-based Malaysian baritone, Aw Yeow Hoay.
As part of KLCO’s mission of providing a platform for young singers Joyce Lee Tung (Queen of the Night), Florence Chong (Queen of the Night), Janet Kan (First Lady), Tan Sin Sim (Second Lady) and Dennis Lau (Speaker of the Temple) make their debut with the company. Other familiar faces returning to the production are YiLing Chaing (Third Lady), Bui Yik Ling (Papagena), Joseph Ng and Alphonsus Sim (Armored Man, Priests).
The cast will be supported by a 50-member KL City Opera Chorus and children from the Opera for Kids and Teens workshop.
KLCO, established in 2012, is the only active opera company in the country presenting and promoting western operas. Some of KLCO’s past productions include Verdi’s La Traviata, Puccini’s La Bohème, Madama Butterfly, Bizet’s Carmen, Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore, La fille du régiment, Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, Mozart’s masterpiece, The Marriage of Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro) and Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel & Gretel.
Pentas 1, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC), Jalan Strachan off Jalan Ipoh, 51100 Kuala Lumpur.
Thu 21 November, 2019 - Sun 24 November 8:00PM, Free pre-performance talk half an hour before the show. 21 & 22 November, 2019; 8:00PM RM128.00, RM148.00, 23 & 24 November, 2019; 8:00PM RM148.00, RM168.00. Early bird 20% discount (1 August –15 September, 2019); Minimum 1 ticket & applicable for all price categories. Student/Senior/Physically Challenged Price 10% discount. Tickets are available from www.proticketshop.com.my or KLPAC's Box Office 03-40479000