It was sheer pleasure for me to be involved in this production. Working with such magnificent voices is sheer pleasure. Rethinking a masterpiece is a risk, but also an exhilarating creative project. When the audiences and critics approve, and the gamble pays off, it is sheer delight.
From the Japan Times to the Cape Times and many in between, Isango Portobello’s "Magic Flute" has drawn critical and popular acclaim. Winning the Globes de Cristal at the Théâtre de Châtelet in France is only the latest in a series of awards.
Albert Combrink was the vocal coach and repetiteur for a very unusual version of Mozart's Magic Flute at various theatres across the world, including the Duke of York's Theatre in 2007, winning the Laurence Olivier Award (2008) for Best Musical Revival and the Theatre Goers’ Choice Award.