Kenneth Branagh presents Mozart's The Magic Flute

O Cinema Miami Shores. June 9, 2013, 1:00 p.m.

Mozart’s classic opera The Magic Flute is breathtakingly transformed in a spectacular new film version conceived and directed by Kenneth Branagh, with a newly-adapted libretto by Stephen Fry. Set during the eve of the first global war a magical drama unfolds as a Tamino, a young soldier sets forth on a perilous journey in pursuit of love, light and peace in a world afflicted by darkness, death and destruction.

An eerie quiet descends over a landscape still untouched by conflict as Tamino waits anxiously with his fellow recruits for the command to go into battle. In the ensuing chaos he is transported to a twilight world caught between dream and nightmare. What follows is a spectacular musical adventure in which the destiny of a pair of young lovers may help determine the fate of nations and the lives of millions.

With musical director James Conlon conducting the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the film showcases opera stars René Pape, Tom Randle, Lyubov Petrova, Silvia Moi, Joseph Kaiser and Amy Carson in a romantic adventure story of humanity and fellowship, weaving drama with comedy.    

Branagh “…brings magic and a new life to Mozart.” (Classic FM) A perennial favorite for generations of opera-goers this production is a visually extraordinary cinematic experience that the LA Times called “exuberant!”

Sir Kenneth Branagh will participate in a live video Q&A direct from London immediately following the film. All tickets for this special event are $15.

O Cinema Miami Shores
9806 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami Shores, FL 33138

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