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MAGIC FLUTE – Impempe Yomlingo

Territory: Europe excluding U.K

Presented by:
Isango Ensemble
Adaption and Direction:
Mark Domford-May
Words and music:
Mandisi Dyantyis, Mbali Kgosidintsi, Pauline Malefane, Nolufefe Mtshabe
Music Director:
Mandisi Dyantyis

Lungelo Ngamlana
Lighting design:

Mannie Manim

The greatest piece of music theatre performed as you’ve never heard it before – the South African way: 33 singers, marimbas, drums and township percussion. It’s a story about the trials of life: growing up, finding the love of your life, learning to be wise. It’s adventure, fairy story, comedy and drama, all set to glorious music. A delight for young and old alike. Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE – Impempe Yomlingo

First performed at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town and at the Young Vic Theatre in London in 2007, the production was rapturously received by both Cape Town and London audiences. The Baxter Theatre experienced some of its most integrated audiences ever and at the Young Vic it became the fastest selling show in its history. The production then transferred to the Duke of York’s Theatre in the WEST END for a ten week sell out season and went on to win the 2008 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival.

The Production then won the Globes de Cristal for Best Opera Production following a sold-out season at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. The production has also played Dublin, Chichester, Canterbury, Johannesburg, Tokyo, Singapore and Rotterdam. In 2011, the Company embarked on another European tour including sell out seasons in Cologne, Ravenna and Innsbruck. In 2012 and 2013 additional European touring include: Martinique Festival, Berlin Admiralspalast and Munich's Tollwood Festival

The company’s structure embraces artists at all stages of their creative development, allowing senior artists to lead and contribute towards the growth of rising talents. We are committed to creating theatre that is accessible to all South Africans and to contributing to a more united South African Nation.

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"Splendid…you will leave smiling - guaranteed´ `Truly enchanting for children and adults…universally accessible, musical magic"
TIME OUT, London

"Packing enough energy to power a couple of national grids, and enough decibels to lift several roofs… exhilarating, vibrant, exuberant entertainment´"
"For everyone, aged eight to eighty"

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