Isango Ensemble from Cape Town, South Africa
From the townships of South Africa, Isango Ensemble bursts onto the stage in an inspired reimagining of Mozart's masterpiece opera THE MAGIC FLUTE: Impempe yomlingo. Sung in English by an ensemble of more than two dozen vibrant voices, classic arias are enlivened with exhilarating orchestrations of merry marimbas and powerful percussion. Winner of an Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival (Young Vic, London) and a Globes de Cristal for Best Opera (Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris), this fresh, fearless and fantastical production, co-produced by Eric Abraham and the Young Vic, brims with dazzling drama, crisp comedy and the sublime joy of finding true love.
"Soaring lyricism, a sense of celebration, generous moral urgency, playful joviality ... Leaves you with a rare sense of life-enhancing joy."
The Sunday Times
"Exuberant and youthful ... a smash hit."The Sunday Telegraph
"You come out feeling that Mozart's great work has not simply been appropriated by an African company, but totally reimagined." The Guardian
The Magic Flute is supported, in part, by a generous grant from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation.