19:45, Tue 27th January 2004 - Sat 31st January 2004 at ADC Theatre
Lent Week 2
A bird-catcher, an investment banker, a captured princess, three sassy ladies, two lions and the Queen of the Night all come together for Mozart’s masterpiece, which mixes inspired silliness with a passionate plea for the importance of music and love. It’s zany, fast, funny, tuneful, silly, profound and extremely moving.
Prince Tamino, bogged down with work and worries, is experiencing a mid-life crises. He is rescued by the Three Ladies and finds himself in a surreal world of fairy-tales, dancing and beauty. And… he finds himself in love. However, as always, it’s not quite that simple and Tamino is forced to embark on a quest for his Lady in a world where nothing is certain and everything is possible…
Young professionals join the best of Cambridge’s singers, dancers, actors and instrumentalists, bringing to life some of Mozart’s most popular music. This fully staged production, sung in modern English, promises to be visually stunning and appeal to opera-buffs and opera-phobics alike.