Wednesday June 3, 2020

RIAM’s young guns bring Amadeus’s Magic Flute right up to speed

Despite the cutbacks, all the essential characters remain intact, but not as we know them

24th January, 2016
Andrew Gavin (Tamino) was very impressive in the latest RIAM series

Mozart’s Magic Flute provided lots of opportunity for the emerging talents of the RIAM to show their mettle, in a version that was trimmed to the bone by director Tom Creed so as to provide a modern re-imagining in a school canteen. Here all the passions and frustrations inherent in the original version are allowed a modern dimension that is sometimes chilling.

Mozart might have baulked at the scenes of drugs and attempted...

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