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Jun Kaneko’s Delightful “Magic Flute”–a digital turning point–at San Francisco Opera through July 8, 2012

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San Francisco Opera’s Summer Season closes its opera performances with its magical and revolutionary new production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute featuring 3,000 tempura and chalk paintings by legendary ceramic artist and painter, Jun Kaneko.   Good bye traditional sets!   We’re entering a brand new era–the entire stage contains projection panels and is in constant motion and the effect is utterly impressive.  Kaneko’s fabulous costumes add to the experience.  This time, the music takes a back seat to the visual.

The Magic Flute is at War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave.,  San Francisco.  Performances are at 8 p.m. on June 16, June 19, June 29 and July 6; 7:30  p.m. June 21 and 27; 2 p.m. June 24 and July 8, 2012.  Tickets are $21  to $288  Information: (415) 864-3330,


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