Mozart and Mario may sound actually related in identify, however they do not have too many different similarities — aside from that one time that Mozart was in a little-known SNES/NES recreation referred to as Mario’s Time Machine, however let’s not fear about that for now.
Our level is that you need to be fairly darn inventive to mash the 2 up into an opera, however that is simply what the LA-based Pacific Opera Mission has executed with their retelling of Mozart’s opera, The Magic Flute — or as they’re calling it, #Superflute.
POP is a bunch attempting to offer “high quality opera that’s accessible, reasonably priced, and entertaining”, and as a part of that intention, they’ve executed mash-ups earlier than — Mozart and Star Trek, Mozart and Scarface, even Mozart and COVID. They final carried out a Nintendo-flavoured Magic Flute in 2019, which featured characters like Mega Man, Donkey Kong, Wario, Zelda, and Pit from Child Icarus.
Here is what the director needed to say on the time in regards to the present (from LAist):
“[The theme] simply lined up so nicely, as a result of you will have Tamino within the Magic Flute, who’s all about occurring quests, and looking for his princess, Pamina — and that’s Zelda and Hyperlink precisely. After which you will have Mario, who’s a coin collector — Papageno’s a chicken collector, so it is a fairly shut correlation there.”
If that is even half nearly as good as that one Nintendo-themed burlesque present we went to ages in the past, we’re reserving tickets to LA sharpish. And in case you’re already in LA — you should buy tickets proper right here.