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Academy Opera: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)

Academy Opera: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)

The 35th Anniversary Academy Festival

26 March 201919:30

28 March 201919:30

30 March 201919:30

Venue : Academy Drama Theatre

Duration : Approximately 3 hours with an intermission

Price Info : $65 (Student Ticket) - $150

The Production is suitable for audience aged 6 or above

School / Department : School of Music

Category : Academy Events Language : Sung in German with English and Chinese surtitles

The 35th Anniversary Academy Festival Presents: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)


“An extraordinary audio-visual journey”

“It is a fascinating piece filled with enchanting tunes, including that of the Queen of the Night “Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen”, which is often used as background music of films and commercials. The performance can take the audience on an extraordinary audio-visual journey.” Prof. Nancy Yuen, Head of Vocal Studies of School of Music


“Music of incredible warmth and humanity

“Mozart’s magical opera is a journey from darkness to light, illustrated with music of incredible warmth and humanity. Two couples – one noble (Prince Tamino and Pamina), the other low-class (Papageno and Papagena) – undergo trials of their love as they experience doubt, separation and rejection. Spiritual guardians protect and guide them towards their goal as the forces of darkness are eventually driven out by the powers of wisdom and enlightenment. We aimto convey this universal message in a timeless and enchanting way, exploring the difficulties but also the humour of this life which we all undergo in our search for fulfilment.” David Edwards, guest conductor


Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Libretto: Emanuel Schikaneder 

Conductor: Nabil Shehata*

Director: David Edwards*

Set Designer: Thomas Umfrid

Costume Designers: Cindy Ho Pui-shan, Tracy Giu Yuen-man 

Lighting Designer: Billy Tang

Production Manager: Monique Hui Kwan-wai


Main Cast:

Tamino: Ernest Hung

Papageno: Alex Kwok 

Pamina: Hedy Chan

The Queen of the Night: Zhou Lu

Sarastro: Aaron Kwan

First Lady: Fifi Lee

Second Lady: Stephanie Wong

Third Lady: Annabelle Chow

Monostatos: Freddie Tsang

First Spirit: Valentina Tao

Second Spirit: Audrey Tsang

Third Spirit: Tiffany Lee

Papagena: Yanna Chen

Two Priests: Samson Chow, Michael Yuen

Two Armoured Men: Simon Tse, Michael Yuen

Speaker: Pan Lo

Students from the Department of Vocal Studies

Academy Symphony Orchestra


*Helmut Sohmen and Peter Thompson have generously agreed to support the involvement of Conductor Nabil Shehata and Director David Edwards in the opera production


Tickets are available one month prior to the show

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The 35th Anniversary Academy Festival

08 - 11 May 201919:30

11 May 201914:30

Venue : Academy Drama Theatre


Drama in Cantonese. This production contains adult elements, suitable for audience aged 12 or above.

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04 May 201915:00

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Spring Awakening

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The 35th Anniversary Academy Festival

25 - 30 March 201919:45

30 March 201914:45

Venue : Academy Studio Theatre


Tickets are available one month prior to the show.