A Cambodian Magic Flute
Mozart at Angkor
A Cambodian Magic Flute based on Mozart’s Opera.
Under the auspicious patronage of His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia
Credit illustration: Sarah Marcni
Tamino > Kingston Kung
Pamina >Hae Ryong Cho
Papageno > Rios Li
Queen of the Night > Pariyachart Sittidamrongkarn
Sarastro > Hsieh Ming Mou
Monostatos > Tran Duy Linh
First Lady > Nguyen Thi Thanh Nga
Second Lady & Papagena > Vo Thuy Ngoc Tuyen
Third Lady > Nguyen Thi Thanh Huyen
Priests > Leng Kanol & El Chandina
Yike > Vannak
Julia Leyris, March 2018
"As the Production Director my role was to organize the reception and manage the needs of the international and local talents in Cambodia also take care of the logistics, the transport of the equipment, the rehearsals planning, the venue, as well as all the meetings and negotiations with the authorities in Cambodia. Previously, in January 2018, I also contributed to the organization of the concert: Mozart at the Mansion, as an introduction of the artists and the opera, and in 2017 to a presentation concert at Raffles Hotel Le Royal in Phnom Penh."
A Cambodian Magic Flute, semi-staged concert version of Mozart’s opera, performed at the Chaktomuk Conference Hall in Phnom Penh on March 10th, 2018.
Described as “a genius display of talents and creative minds that have succeeded to leap past the hurdles of personal, cultural and language differences”, this selection from Mozart’s masterpiece represents the first time a classic opera has ever been performed in Cambodia and presented the exciting integration of Cambodian dance, song, mime and narrative.
The Saigon Philharmonic Orchestra was masterfully conducted by musical director Aaron Carpene and the brilliant staging conceived by Stefano Vizioli was realised by his assistant Lorenzo Nencini.
Executive producer: Robert Turnbull Mozart at Angkor
Production Director : Julia Leyris
Amrita Performing Arts, dance ensemble directed by Nam Narim
The Pin Peat Ensemble led by Dorivan Keo
“A genius display of talents and creative minds that have succeeded to leap past the hurdles of personal, cultural and language differences, and the very fact that such genre of performing arts is relatively new to the eyes of its expected audience. It was a celebration of art beyond art.”
Agnes Alpuerto / Khmer Times, March 2018
@Credit photo: Agnes Alpuerto, Khmer Times, De Sheng Lim, photographer Marsh 16, 2018