This abridged version of Mozart’s masterpiece is a delightful experience for the whole family!
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The Magic Flute (abridged version)
Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason
Eyrún Unnarsdóttir, Pamina
Sveinn Dúa Hjörleifsson, Tamino
Jóhann Kristinsson, Papageno
Harpa Ósk Björnsdóttir, Papagena
Bryndís Guðjónsdóttir, Queen of the Night
This Iceland Symphony family concert features an abridged version of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, one of the most beloved operas of all time and a truly magical experience for audiences of all ages. The prince Tamino embarks on a journey in order to rescue the lovely Pamina, but it gradually comes to light that her mother, the Queen of the Night, who sent him on the journey, is not all that she seems to be. Assisting Tamino is the birdcatcher Papageno, who has little time for lofty thoughts but can certainly appreciate good food and drink and, above all, yearns to find a soulmate. In the end, Tamino and Pamina fall in love, but they must solve some Herculean tasks before they can fulfil their destiny and be together.
In this concert, Mozart’s masterpiece is performed in an hour-long version for narrator (in Icelandic) and five solo vocal parts, sung by young Icelandic singers. All of the soloists have pursued advanced studies abroad and have received rave reviews for their work. The narrator is the inimitable Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, who tells the story with the skill audiences have come to love. A heartwarming and unforgettable adventure for the whole family!
Further information on the concert can be found on the Iceland Symphony Orchestra website.