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Mozart's The Magic Flute is as much a mass popular entertainment as it is a masterpiece and this unique production, which has delighted over half a million people worldwide, excels on both levels.

Barrie Kosky and Suzanne Andrade (from 1927, the company that wowed Festival audiences with Golem in 2016) have married live action with animation to give audiences of all ages and experience an opera that is musically and visually sublime. Its Tim Burton-esque 1920's silent movie aesthetic is edgy but always leavened by innocent warmth and surprising touches that are laugh out loud funny.

The full 2019 Adelaide Festival program will be announced in October.

Save the date for the 2019 Adelaide Festival: 1-17 March

"Enchanting...bursting with wit, fun, colour, and invention"

The Telegraph

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Adelaide Writers' Week

Adelaide Writers’ Week is Australia’s largest free literary festival, offering both writers and readers a unique opportunity to spend time sharing ideas and literary explorations in a garden setting in Adelaide’s city centre. Each carefully selected program brings the world's most celebrated established and emerging writers together for a week that delights, surprises and enlightens audiences.

Each Adelaide Writers’ Week includes six days of free panel sessions that are presented live in the gardens, and made available online via podcast. The program also features a series of ticketed special events, and the popular free Kids’ Weekend, which attracts hundreds of families for fun and engaging literary adventures.

Over the years, Adelaide Writers’ Week has seen some of the world’s greatest writers and thinkers in conversation about literature, politics, poetry, current events, biography, the short story and so much more.

Listen to the conversations as they happened with these podcasts:
2018 2017 2016 2015 2014

Save the date for Adelaide Writers' Week 2019:
2 – 7 Mar

A marvellously free six-day event in a shady spot on the edge of the Torrens River.

Sydney Morning Herald

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