A Cambodian Magic Flute’ enters a new phase, a 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.

The cast:

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

Amrita Dance Ensemble directed by Nam Narim
The Pin Peat Ensemble led by Dorivan Keo