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WAYANG MAGIC FLUTE
from WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
PEABODY MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGY & ETHNOLOGY | Cambridge, MA | 2017
WAYANG MAGIC FLUTE is a new interpretation of Mozart’s The Magic Flute staged with intricate Javanese shadow puppets and the sonorous gong-chime instruments of Javanese-style gamelan orchestra. Performed by 14 graduate students from Harvard University and the Longy School of Music and presented in collaboration with the Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology and the Indonesian Community of New England (ICONE, Inc.), WAYANG MAGIC FLUTE was part of The Magic of Java exhibition in honor of Peabody Museum’s 150th Anniversary. Traditional Javanese shadow puppetry characters such as Buta Enom, Sita, Prabu Susarma, Durga and Garuda were used in the play and presented by Javanes Wayang Kulit master Marc Hoffman.
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