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Queen Of The Night Aria

QUEEN OF THE NIGHT ARIA is a highly original, comic interpretation of the popular Aria from Mozart’s “The Magic Flute”.  Director Harry Hall’s outrageous version utilizes Puppetry, hilarious subtitles and sound effects to present this classic tale, while still maintaining the dignity of Mozart’s timeless music.  Winner:  Director’s Choice — The Black Maria Film Festival 2013.

Producer/Director HARRY HALL

Assistant Directors/Puppeteers JOJO DeRODRIGO LI LIU

Backstory: “This is the first in a series of short films I plan to Produce that feature Marionettes from the 1940’s and 50’s to parody arias from Classical Operas and make them more accessible to viewers of all ages.  I shoot with a minimal crew —  myself (as Cameraman/Editor) and only two Assistants/Puppeteers to maintain the simplicity of the production and insure a single vision.  In the future, I will create longer satiric works— perhaps an entire opera like “Hansel &Gretel” or “Threepenny Opera”.   And maybe. . . just maybe dare to incorporatereal, human actors and singers.”