Students from Hillhurst School creating Doppel during Let's Create an Opera

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Ambur Braid & Adam Luther in The Magic Flute (Photo by Trudie Lee)
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performances

Fri / sep 28 : 6:30PM
Fri / sep 28 : 8:30PM
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Where

National Music Centre
850 - 4 Street SE

Magic Piano & The Chopin Shorts

Tickets On Sale July 3

Created by Oscar® award-winning BreakThru films’, Magic Piano tells the story of a girl and young boy’s adventure of discovery across Europe aboard a magic flying piano. This performance also includes four Chopin Shorts: short films in contrasting visual style, each set to Chopin Études. The entire family will enjoy this Calgary Opera premiere in conjunction with the Calgary International Film Festival and the Honens International Piano Competition, accompanied by live piano.

A FILM BY BREAKTHRU PRODUCTIONS
MUSIC BY FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN
DIRECTED BY MARTIN CLAPP
SCREENPLAY BY GEOFF LINDSEY
STORY BY GEOFF LINDSEY, MARIANELA MALDONADO, ROBIN TODD

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Photo Credit: Intermusica