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OPERAMANIA performs Operas - however with ONLY TWO ACTORS !!?? Orchestra, Singers, Conductor, Director etc. does not exist at Operamania …

Enjoy just brilliant opera music, which is arranged by KIKI and KUKU as duets for flute & clarinet, musical jokes, inventive anecdotes, costumes, and lot's of surprises !!

Our beautiful productions are comic operas, for example, Gioachino Rossini: “Il Barbiere di Siviglia”, “La Cenerentola”, “Guglielmo Tell”... suited for all people, children and adults at all sorts of events, for example at

- a birthday party

- a wedding anniversary

- a conpany celebration ...





OPERAMANIA on stage (← go to the live picture album)



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Almaviva ♪


also known as „The Futile Precautionor „The Barber of Seville

Comedy by Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (1732-1799)

Music by Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)

Synopsis: Seville, Spain, 17th century

Count Almaviva is falling in love with the beautiful young lady, who lives with her guardian, Dr. Bartolo. He is a pharmacist and quite aged. Almaviva does not want to be loved for his wealth. Therefore he pretends to be poor Lindoro and wins Rosinas heart.

There is only one problem – Dr. Bartolo also wants to marry Rosina. He takes strict precautions and only trusts his attractive housekeeper Marcellina.

The very popular barber Figaro is a friend of Almaviva. Dr. Bartolo is his regular customer. Can Figaro's help bring the opera to a happy end...?



The Accidental Son ♪



also known as „Signor Bruschino

Comedy by Giuseppe Maria Foppa (1760-1845)

Music by Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)

Synopsis: Gaudenzio's castle in France, 18th Century

Sofia and Florville are in love, but her gurdian, Gaudenzio, has already agreed to wed Sofia to the son of his old friend, Signor Bruschino...



The Magic Clarinet ♪



also known as „La Cenerentolaor „Cinderella

Comedy by Pacopo Ferretti (1784-1852)

Music by Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)

The stingy Don Magnifico is going out to the dancing party at castle together with his daughters Clorinda and Thisbe. However, he does not want to bring along his stepdaughter Cenerentola.

Experience the true story of the most popular fairy tale and how a magic clarinet plays a prominent role !



Animals United ♪



by Erich Kaestner (1899-1974)

Music by Coboflupi (*1971)

Performing rights reserved by by the Verlag fuer Kindertheater Weitendorf, Hamburg

Join an international conference, where all problems in the world are solved with a lot of humor...!



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The Artists:

Operamania has been founded by Tomomi Okuno and Martin Rotter in 2008 in Oxford.


Tomomi Okuno, „Kiki“ born 1979 in Osaka, Japan, studied music in Osaka und Vienna at the University of Music, besides classical modern flute she specializes in early music with flauto traverso, master classes in Europa. Concerts with members of the Landesbühnen Sachsen, Staatskapelle Dresden, Nara International Music Academy.

Martin Rotter, „Kuku“ born 1968 in Klosterneuburg, Austria, studied at the University of Music in Vienna. He is a founder of the famous „Glassscherben Qartet“, where he amuses the audience on the „Pickssüße Hölzl“ (a tiny clarinet in G) with Vienna's Schrammel music.

The two also enchant with renaissance-, baroque- and early classical music on historical instruments, Flauto traverso & clavichord … → www.mcphase.de/TC



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~ From our Guestbook ~

- We experienced the most beautiful duets by Kiki and Kuku. Both of them are excellent artists on their instruments. With a lot of humour they made us familiar with the opera “Il Barbiere di Siviglia”. Great Thanks to you!

- Congratulations!! I am looking forward to listening to your performance again.

- What a wonderful sound of flute and clarinet ... there are only two instruments but somehow we experienced the musical world of a full orchestra. I would like to let my students listen to you, too. Please, make concerts in Japan again!

- Many happy returns to you, who are like a young couple in love!!

- It was really jolly. I found that your flute and clarinet match very well.

- A big thanks to you for the simply great performance!

- Three music fans say, great thanks for an amusing and excellent musical opera! Futhermore a lot of success to the two wonderful and creative artists!

- Thank you for the most comprehenseble opera ever! Fantastic performance!

- OPERAMANIA... the smallest and BEST opera company in the world!

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are looking forward to your interest !!!

If you would like to be informed about our planned activities, you are welcome to send us an email !



Contact:

OPERAMANIA

Tel.: (+49) 0176 5032 55 53

e-mail: operamania[at]mcphase.de



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Links:

Tomomi Okuno | Martin Rotter | "TC" -Traverso and Clavichord | Gioachino Rossini| Gerold Klarinetten (Kuku's clarinet) |



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Impressum Last updated on 18th March, 2016