Mozart at Angkor 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” by the Khmer Times, 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.
Les Soirées Lyriques de Sanxay is today one of the most prestigious opera festivals in France. The 2017 Festival featured Mozart’s Magic Flute. Stage director Stefano Vizioli created a visionary spectacle incorporating the artistry of the Amrita Dance Ensemble, brought especially from Cambodia for the production. The grace and exuberance of its performers amazed the audience.