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