Feature of the Week: Magic Moments


Feature of the Week: Magic Moments

Published in the 2011 winter issue of Iceland Review – IR 04.11. By Ásta Andrésdóttir, photo by Geir Ólafsson.


The lights have been dimmed. The murmur of the people present has faded out. Fifteen hundred people have gathered at Eldborg, the main auditorium at Harpa, Reykjavík’s beautiful new concert hall.

This is a solemn moment. Magical, in fact, which makes the opera that is about to begin seem the perfect choice.

From the orchestra in the pit, enchanting and familiar tones fill the air. It is the prelude to W.A. Mozart’s masterpiece The Magic Flute.

You can read the remainder of this article in the 2011 winter issue of Iceland Review – IR 04.11. Four times a year the print edition of Iceland Review & Atlantica brings you a wealth of articles on all aspects of life in Iceland including Páll Stefánsson's latest images of the country's majestic landscape. Click here to browse through a selection of pages from the current issue.