Opera Australia’s new production of The Magic Flute had its final dress rehearsal today ahead of opening night this Friday 6 January. The Melbourne season commences on 21 April.

Julie Taymor’s costumes and puppets have been recreated by Opera Australia.

 

Andrew Brunsdon as Tamino

 

Nicole Car as Pamina

 

Andrew Jones as Papageno

 

Papageno finds his Papagena, Kiandra Howarth

 

Emma Pearson as Queen of the Night

 

David Parkin as Sarastro

 

Monostatos, Kanen Breen, lusts after the sleeping Pamina

 

The Three Ladies, Jane Parkin, Sian Pendry and Tania Ferris protect Tamino

 

A bird delivers Three Spirits

 

Monostatos has a very appropriate design for his shoulder pads

 

Papageno’s bells charm Monostatos’ cohorts

 

Tamino’s flute calms the bears

 

The Three Ladies advise Tamino and Papageno

 

The Queen of the Night sings her famous aria

 

Papageno rescues Tamina

 

These lions, forming a chariot for Sarastro were lucky to be on stage for 30 seconds!

 

The act one finale approaches

 

The act two finale

 

The full company of The Magic Flute

 

Photos: Simon Parris

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