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Magician in top hat stands dwarfed on foot lit stage in front of giant image of self painted on curtain.
Four men in grey stand in a row on stark foot lit stage, watched by small crowd against wall where "Rauchen Verboten" is written.
Man in white sings in front of portrait of Mussolini, surrounded by dark-suited men lying on bare wooden floor giving Nazi salute.
Man and two women sit in blue light amongst stacked luggage listening to gramophone in front of Mussolini portrait.
Crowd scattered on darkened stage lit by blinding light through tall open doorway.
Man in white sits watching spot lit magician surrounded by crowd with shadows playing on curtains behind.
Family in theatre box with gold railings lit by lights at their feet look towards stage.
Four Nazis in theatre box lean over ornate gold railings to shout at stage.
Magician stands in blue light on bare stage surrounded by couples embracing.
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Mario and the Magician

Canadian Opera Company

Cast & Creative

Harry Somers
Rod Anderson
Robert Carsen
Richard Bradshaw
Set & Costume Designer
Michael Levine
Lighting Designer
Robert Thomson
Sound Designer
Gerald Tester
Stage Manager
Isolde Pleasants-Faulkner
  • Theodore Baerg
  • David Rampy
  • Marcia Swanston
  • Benoit Boutet
  • Russell Braun
  • Stephen McClare
  • William Bowen
  • Wendy Nielsen