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Venue details

Basen Artystyczny , 00-491 Warszawa, ul. Konopnickiej 6

Full Production Cast & Crew

Cast & Crew

Stage director
Lighting designer
Costume designer
Choreographer
Stage direction renewal
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Orchestra
Musicae Antiquae Collegium Varsoviense
Chorus
Vocal Ensemble of the Warsaw Chamber Opera
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Papageno
Königin der Nacht (The Queen of the Night)
Monostatos (Monostastos)
Sprecher (Speaker)
Erster Priester (First priest)
Zweiter Priester (Second priest)
Erste Dame (First lady)
Zweite Dame (Second lady)
Dritte Dame (Third lady)
Erster Knabe (First spirit)
Dritter Knabe (Third spirit)

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About the work

The Magic Flute is considered to be one of Mozart's greatest stage masterpieces. The opera was founded in the year of Mozart's death, and its stage life has continued uninterruptedly since the end of the 18th century. Even such masterpieces as The Marriage of Figaro or Don Giovannni have dominated her popularity . What is the magic of this particular piece? On the Masonic symbolism contained in a slightly elaborate libretto, or perhaps on a particularly fantastic vision of an unreal world that is everywhere and nowhere? The director's vision of Giovanni Castellanos, who tried to exploit the full potential of absolute fantasy and masterfully incorporated into this bizarre libretto of the most brilliant music, lean towards the latter interpretation. Mozart surprises here with a variety of forms: choirs, arias, coloratures, songs, great ensembles and finals. The composer also shows a unique catalog of characters, some of which are balancing on the border of a semi-buff (Papageno, Papagena, Monostatos), and others are vividly taken from the opera series (The Queen of the Night - the evil witch, Sarastro - the good priest, Pamina and Tamino - a couple lovers, choirs of priests). There are also completely new elements unknown from earlier opera conventions - Guardians, Three Boys, Three Ladies. All these elements have given Mozart a special musical aura, and each character has its own unique features of the musical language. Olbiński's stage design describes this oneiric-surreal world in a way literally full of fantasies, associations, allusions, but at the same time friendly to the viewer. Marcin Łobacz's costumes emphasize the animal-fairy-tale associations, giving the whole a unique aesthetic dimension. Olbiński's stage design describes this dreamlike-surreal world in a way literally full of fantasies, associations and allusions, but at the same time friendly to the viewer. Marcin Łobacz's costumes emphasize the animal-fairy-tale associations, giving the whole a unique aesthetic dimension. Olbiński's stage design describes this dreamlike-surreal world in a way literally full of fantasies, associations and allusions, but at the same time friendly to the viewer. Marcin Łobacz's costumes emphasize the animal-fairy-tale associations, giving the whole a unique aesthetic dimension. The new staging of the Magic Flute is a development of the theatrical tradition of the Warsaw Chamber Opera, its creative continuation while using new possibilities offered by today's technology. This was noticed by Dorota Szwarcman from the Polityka weekly: - The loudly announced event did not disappoint, on the contrary - it literally charmed the audience, who awarded the artists and creators with long standing ovations. This delight was aroused by the excellent performance and incredible visual coherence - wrote Anna Krajkowska (niezalezna.pl) after the premiere. The authors of the visual side did not dominate the performance, but brought out its charm, magic and chic. This is largely due to the sensational color selection. The various shades of navy blue dominating the stage are a beautiful, extremely dignified background. They add depth to the fantastic graphics appearing in them, but also do not overshadow the actors. There are many ancient and fairy-tale motifs here. It is impossible not to pay attention to the cat's eye opening and closing. The stunning costumes perfectly correspond with the scenery. Marcin Łobacz, a young fashion designer with a dizzying career in London, created clothes so consistent with Olbiński's works that sometimes you had the impression that the characters came out, emerge from the scenery. Something amazing! The critic marveled .
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