Arctic Magic Flute

Arctic Magic Flute

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ARCTIC MAGIC FLUTE was conceived by Joyce Parry-Moore and Ryan Conarro, and written & directed by Ryan Conarro in collaboration with Martin Woods (Inupiaq). ARCTIC MAGIC FLUTE reimagines Mozart’s classic journey of Tamino and Pamino as a clash in the Arctic tundra between the Shock World—that of modern, industrialized, unsustainable excess—and the Smooth World of traditional subsistence practice in concert with the land. The ARCTIC MAGIC FLUTE libretto weaves interview & documentary material shared by rural Alaska communities, and the production tour included local community choruses in each presentation venue.

Conceived by Joyce Parry-Moore & Ryan Conarro | Written & directed by Ryan Conarro, in collaboration with Martin Woods (Inupiaq, Kotzebue) | Music director: William Todd Hunt | Scenic design: Sheila Wyne | Mask and object design: Jonella Larson-White (St. Lawrence Island Yup’ik, Nome/Anchorage) | Flute design: Cam Christiansen (Nome) | Lighting: Calvin Herzig Anderson | Costumes: Marilyn Wright

Commissioned and presented by Alaska’s Opera to Go. Statewide tour: Centennial Hall (Juneau); Alaska Native Heritage Center (Anchorage); Nome Elementary School Gym (Nome); Kotzebue High School (Kotzebue). 2007.