Under the auspicious patronage of His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, the operatic event Mozart at Angkor blends two stories, the Reamker and Mozart’s Magic Flute to represent a journey from darkness to light, self-discovery and the triumph of good over evil. Hailed by the BBC Music Magazine as an event not to be missed, a stellar cast of Cambodian and international artists come together in the setting of the legendary Angkor temples for this once-in-a-lifetime production.
Mozart at Angkor – A Cambodian Magic Flute, the 2020 BBC Music Magazine Festival Edition Editor’s Choice, the miraculous meeting of authentic Cambodian performance with an all-time favourite of the operatic repertory in the open-air magical setting of the ancient Angkor temples, and the much-awaited return to live performance, is rising from the ashes. Mozart at Angkor, under the benevolent patronage of His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, will be presented at the Angkor Archaeological Park on 11, 12, 14 and 15 December 2021.
As the City of Siem Reap, the ASEAN City of Culture 2021-2022, prepares to welcome the return of national and international visitors. The 29th anniversary of the inscription of Angkor on the World Heritage List will be celebrated on 14 December with a special Gala Performance of Mozart at Angkor.
The story of the Magic Flute is the journey from darkness to light. I look forward to welcoming audiences as the world transitions away from one of its darkest moments in recent history.
Executive and Musical Director
“The Queen of the Night” aria is one of Mozart’s most famous pieces, known for its thrilling virtuosity and dramatic force. Performed here by Christina Poulitsi at Les Soirées Lyriques de Sanxay 2017.
Mozart at Angkor supports non-profits in Cambodia that provide opportunities to abled and disabled youth. Mozart at Angkor is itself not for profit and all excess funds will be donated to our chosen organisations:
The Bophana Audiovisual Resource Center collects, preserves, safeguards and promotes the audiovisual memory of Cambodia; and trains a new generation of Cambodian filmmakers in the art and craft of filmmaking.