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By W.A. Mozart

Cincinnati Opera

Production originally created

for the Komische Oper Berlin

Co-produced by Los Angeles Opera

and Minnesota Opera

Original Directors
Suzanne Andrade and Barrie Kosky


“1927” (Suzanne Andrade and Paul Barritt)​

and Barrie Kosky

Christopher Allen

Revival Stage Director
Daniel Ellis

Paul Barritt

Set and Costume Design
Esther Bialas

Lighting Design
Thomas C. Hase

Wig and Make-up Design
James Geiger

Chours Master
Henri Venanzi

Production Stage Manager
Liam Roche

"The concept, a collaboration between Komische Oper Berlin and London-based performance group "1927," (Suzanne Andrade and Paul Barritt), was utterly unique, and Cincinnati Opera's production values were top notch….The animation was the source of many laughs and pleasant surprises, giving the producers and the director opportunity to reflect their vision of the piece through the staging. Daniel Ellis' direction was excellent. The pacing and humor of the piece were perfect, the story was crystal clear, and the concept allowed him to draw out (no pun intended) moments that may have been missed in a more traditional version. He benefitted from performers who were magnificent movers, able to interact with the projections with grace and precision." 

- (Abby Rowold)

"...This retelling of a beloved opera is modeled after silent films, which the members of 1927 clearly love....The magic comes to life as moving images are shown on the screen around the singers, who then interact with them in surprising and carefully crafted ways under the masterful direction of Daniel Ellis..."

- City Beat (Sarah Viola)

Photos courtesy of Cincinnati Opera.

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