Opera Lyra is stepping out of the proverbial box next season by putting a modern spin on some classic operas, and they are giving us a little taste of what is to come with Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro currently playing until March 28th at National Art Centre’s Southam Hall. Traditionally set in Seville, Spain, … Continue reading Opera Lyra Finishes Strong with “Figaro”
Once Upon a Kingdom Theatre Reviews The Magic Flute! Brianna McFarlane This past month the New Ottawa Critics led another workshop in criticism for the youth theatre program at Once Upon a Kingdom Theatre, run by OttawaU alumni Ekaterina Vetrova. This time around we went to see Opera Lyra's production of The Magic Flute which was staged … Continue reading Once Upon a Kingdom Theatre Reviews “The Magic Flute”!
The Magic Flute: A Review in Images Savva, Age 9 Not long ago I saw an opera play called The Magic Flute, presented by Opera Lyra, at Arts Court Theatre The play is about a world that split in two – a Moon Planet and a Sun Planet. The first is ruled by an evil … Continue reading The Magic Flute: A Review in Images
An Opera for All Ages: The Magic Flute Review Aliza, Age 15 An opera can sometimes be hard to understand since it’s usually sung in a foreign language and craning your neck to read subtitles doesn’t always make things any easier, so I was excited when I heard I would be able to see … Continue reading An Opera for All Ages: “The Magic Flute” Review
The Magic Flute Review Anastasiya, Age 10 It was the first of November in the Ottawa Art Gallery and I was watching The Magic Flute, an opera composed by Mozart and presented to us that day by Opera Lyra. The tale takes place in outer space a long time ago. There are two planets: the … Continue reading “The Magic Flute” Review
The Magic Flute Review: A Magical Flute Indeed! Misha Tsirlin, age 14 What is magic? Not the rabbit-in-the-hat magic, but true magic? Magic is a kind of energy, created or emitted by people or objects, and is used to create somethingwonderous. More than that it is used to create something with meaning; something that comes … Continue reading A Magical Flute Indeed!
A Less Than Stellar Magic Flute Anonymous*, Age 15 The space age adaptation of The Magic Flute by W.A. Mozart and presented by Opera Lyra at the Almonte Old Town Hall, is best appreciated as a fitting introduction to opera for young children. Oversimplified and sugared up, however, it was not satisfying fare for the … Continue reading A Less Than Stellar Magic Flute