the magic flute

W.A. MOZART

DIRECTOR: Paul Carr
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Katie Blackwell
CONDUCTOR: John Warner
ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR: Neil Farrow

OXFORD OPERA ORCHESTRA

TAMINO (NEW BOY): Anthony Flaum
PAMINA(HEAD GIRL): Marlena Devoe
SARASTRO (HEADMASTER): John Savournin
QUEEN OF THE NIGHT (HEAD OF PTA): Clara Barbier Serrano
PAPAGENO (CARETAKER): Felix Kemp
PAPAGENA (CLEANER): Caroline Kennedy
MONOSTATOS (P.E. TEACHER): Stuart Pendred
1ST DINNER LADY: Anna Sideris
2ND DINNER LADY: Megan Strachan
3RD DINNER LADY: Serenna Wagner
FRENCH TEACHER: Jack Roberts
MIME TEACHER: David Biccarregui
SCIENCE TEACHER: Dominic Bowe
BIG KID/PTA MUM /ART TEACHER: Eleanor Penfold
BIG KID/ENGLISH TEACHER: Katie Blackwell
BIG KID/MATRON: Cecilia Zhang
BIG KID/PTA MUM/HOME ECONOMICS: Mehreen Shah
BIG KID/ MATHS TEACHER: Eleanor Rosser-Smyth
BIG KID/ GEOGRAPHY TEACHER: Charlie Morris
BIG KID/ HISTORY TEACHER: Thomas Wood
BIG KID/THE DRAMA & MIME TEACHER: David Biccarregui
BIG KID/CHAPLAIN: Oliver Chubb

REVIEWS

What a joyful evening. Uniformly excellent. Please go!
Oxinabox
What a joyful evening. Uniformly excellent. Please go!
Please go
Oxinabox
The singing was uniformly excellent, with a fabulous full cast of professional singers, supported by a wonderful Youth Chorus from schools across Oxfordshire and a fine small orchestra. Read the full review here on OXINABOX website
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The singing was uniformly excellent, with a fabulous full cast of professional singers, supported by a wonderful Youth Chorus from schools across Oxfordshire and a fine small orchestra. Read the full review here on OXINABOX website
Fabulous full cast !
Oxinabox
The staging and choreography was slick and lively, and had a firm eye on a younger audience, both on stage and in the seats in the Playhouse.
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The staging and choreography was slick and lively, and had a firm eye on a younger audience, both on stage and in the seats in the Playhouse.
The staging was slick
Oxinabox
Whether Mozart would recognise this edited version of his masterpiece, set in an “Oxfordshire School ” is debatable – not much sign of magicians or Masonic humanism here – so perhaps this production is not one for the purists.
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Whether Mozart would recognise this edited version of his masterpiece, set in an “Oxfordshire School” is debatable – not much sign of magicians or Masonic humanism here – so perhaps this production is not one for the purists.
purist
Oxinabox
However, what the production lacks in depth, missing both the pathos and menace of the original, it makes up for in “relatability” for the children Stuart Pendred wants to entice with this feisty production.
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However, what the production lacks in depth, missing both the pathos and menace of the original, it makes up for in “relatability” for the children Stuart Pendred wants to entice with this feisty production.
however
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Special mention must be made of Stuart Pendred, in fine voice as a stylish PE Teacher and incidentally, Founder and Artistic Director of Oxford Opera Company!
 
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Special mention must be made of Stuart Pendred, in fine voice as a stylish PE Teacher  and incidentally, Founder and Artistic Director of Oxford Opera Company!
 
Special mention !
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No-one could fail to be won over by the performances of Anthony Flaum, Felix Kemp and Clara Barbier Serrano
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No-one could fail to be won over by the performances of Anthony Flaum, Felix Kemp and Clara Barbier Serrano
No one could fail to be won...
Oxinabox
What a joyful evening! Mozart meets Pantomime in “The Magic Flirt ” (oops, “Flute”), a bawdy take on this classic English-version opera, directed by Paul Carr. Despite the modern departures from the original libretto, no-one could fail to be won...
Oxinabox
What a joyful evening! Mozart meets Pantomime in “The Magic Flirt” (oops, “Flute”), a bawdy take on this classic English-version opera, directed by Paul Carr. Despite the modern departures from the original libretto, no-one could fail to be won over by the performances of Anthony Flaum (the prince/schoolboy Tamino), Felix Kemp (Papageno/school caretaker) and Clara Barbier Serrano(Queen of the Night/head of the PTA) in particular, with Marlena Devore as Pamina and John Savourin singing Sarastro.
What a joyful evening !
Oxinabox

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