Leading creator of world-class visual and audio experiences, Christie, is providing a stunning visual backdrop to Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’ at the Seoul Arts Centre.
The much-loved tale of good versus evil, being performed at the CJ Towol Theatre, has been staged specifically to appeal to family audiences.
The new production has proved an instant hit with children as young as four, thanks in no small part to the enchanting imagery being brought to life by Christie Roadster WU20K-J 3DLP® projectors sponsored by Christie Korea.
One unit is being deployed for rear screen projection while the other is used for projections on the front curtain. The results are bright, colourful and life-like visuals designed to enhance the audience’s enjoyment of this light-hearted opera.
Lively, bright images are displayed in the ‘garden’ scenes, contrasting with detailed and darker visuals in the ‘temple’ scenes. These help to engage and guide audiences through the tale of Prince Tamino’s quest to rescue Pamina from the evil clutches of high priest Sarastro.
In this production, arias are sung in German while the lines are delivered in Korean. To help children better understand what’s happening, Korean subtitles are displayed on the screen during the arias.
“This is the first time that the production team has revamped the opera to make it more family-friendly,” explained Min-Don Joo, Director of Christie’s Korean partner, IMTEC.
“We are using more digital art in the background instead of real life background props to create a more seamless and engaging experience to audiences.”
Henry Khang, General Manager, Christie Korea, added, “We’re delighted that our Roadster WU20K-J projectors have captivated the audience with astounding visuals and adding more realism and spectacle to the opera.”
The opera has been playing to sell-out crowds since opening last Wednesday.
Images © Seoul Arts Center _ OPERA Die Zauberflote 2017