Mozart at Angkor –

A Cambodian Magic Flute

Mozart at Angkor—A Cambodian Magic Flute integrates Cambodian performing arts into Mozart’s much-loved opera, The Magic Flute. The sublime and mysterious temple of Chau Say Tevoda in Angkor is the perfect setting for this event, underlining the spiritual, cultural and historic significance of this World Heritage site and the need to maintain and preserve it for generations to come. 

Mozart at Angkor is a symbiosis of two stories, the Cambodian Ramayana (known in Cambodia as the Reamker) and Mozart’s Magic Flute, featuring Cambodia’s finest performance artists, a pinpeat ensemble, the ASEAN Philharmonic Orchestra,  and extraordinary soloists from all over the world. The flute’s magic has the power to turn sorrow to joy. It accompanies the journey of darkness to light, self-discovery and enlightenment. It celebrates the national pride of Cambodia and the revival and regeneration of the performing arts.

Key events

14 December 2022: premiere of Mozart at Angkor for the 30th anniversary of the inscription of Angkor on the World Monument List.

16 December 2022: gala performance, invitation only.

17 / 18 December 2022: public performances.

Partners

Mozart at Angkor–A Cambodian Magic Flute is under the patronage of His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni King of Cambodia and is being presented in partnership with the APSARA National Authority, the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts of Cambodia, UNESCO and the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh. It is produced by the Cambodian Arts and Festival Enterprise Co. Ltd.