Harry Potter opera to come to İzmir
İZMİR – Doğan News Agency
The Mozart Academy will turn the Harry Potter films into an opera.The Mozart Academy will stage the Harry Potter Opera for the first time in İzmir in October. The opera will be solely performed by youth between the ages of eight and 18.
The founder of Mozart Academy, opera artist İlhan Cinpir said they had formed Turkey’s first youth opera group, and continued: “Last year, we staged Carmina Burana and it was very successful. This time, the youth will perform an opera with its costumes, décor and orchestra. The projection mapping technology that we will use in the opera will be the first in Turkey.”
Cinpir said they would soon be selecting the actor for the character of Harry Potter, as well as for the other roles. “A total of 100 youth will perform in the piece. The roles will be chosen on Sept. 27-28 and Oct. 11 among children between the ages of eight and 18,” he said, adding that further information could be reached on mozartakademi.com.
The script for the Harry Potter opera was written by the Turkish Writers Association President Tarık Günersel in the U.S., while its music was composed by the İzmir Opera and Ballet Orchestra conductor Ali Hoca. The musical will be directed by Murat Göksu.