The Magic Flute - VIC 2017 peformed by Opera Australia

COMMENTS FROM SCHOOLS

“The students thought it was “fantastic”, “magical”, “beautiful” and ‘funny”. Teachers commented how much the students were engaged in the performance – even some of our ‘busier’ students”

St Mary’s College, Seymour, Vic

“Great way of exposing children to the operatic medium of storytelling”

Richmond PS, Vic

“Each performance is always thoroughly enjoyed. A real appreciation for opera has developed over the years, which is great.”

Wangaratta West PS, Vic

“Fabulous! Students very attentive and transfixed throughout the performance. Their enjoyment is evident in the writing they did the next day.”

South Yarra PS, Vic

“Very entertaining. The students were mesmerized. Teachers’ Resource Kit was very useful.”

Mallacoota P-12 College, Vic

The Magic Flute - VIC 2017

performed by Opera Australia

THE PERFORMER

Each year Opera Australia presents a national tour of a fully-staged opera, specially designed to tour to metropolitan, regional and remote communities across Australia giving people young and old their first experience of opera.

Opera Australia’s Schools Company gives around 400 performances a year in metropolitan and regional schools in Victoria and NSW. Each year this enables between 60,000 to 80,000 primary aged students to experience the magic of opera in their very own halls.

The Schools Company programme has been touring for over twenty years and has provided first time access to opera to over one million students.

THE PERFORMANCE

The Magic Flute is a mysterious and wonderful tale, following four young people’s journeys as they discover their own strengths and weaknesses and pass the tests of true love. Its story of truth and light, friendship and forgiveness, told with enchanting music, continues to delight audiences all over the world.

Returning to Victorian schools in 2017 by popular demand, this fully–staged 50-minute version of Mozart’s opera was devised especially for Opera Australia by Tim Sexton and Christine Anketell, and is supported by curriculum-based Teachers Resource Material.

SUITABILITY:
Years K - 6
DURATION:
60 minutes (including Q&A session)
COST:
$7.00 per child (no gst)
MIN PER SESSION:
150 students
REQUIREMENTS:

Set-up time 1 hour, pack down 30 min, 6m x 6m cleared and clean space 2.5 metre ceiling, Ground level access with no more than 5 stairs, Direct vehicle access to venue (no more than 20m), power outlet.

TEACHER NOTES:
Teacher Notes available. Download here.
AUDIO FILES:
Audio files available here. Click here.