Reviews

Reviewer
Show
Country
Location
Date
Pariscope, december 1990
France
Le Milliardaire
Jan to Dec 1990
19900101

Magic and poetry with the great Omar Pasha.

Semaine des Spectacles de la Côte d’Azur, Août 1980
Monaco
Folie Russe
Jun to Aug 1980
19800601

“Omar Pasha, wearing a cape and turban, can make anything which comes to hand vanish – and then while his eyes still observe, he himself disappears.”

 

The "Monaco Newspaper", 26/08/77
Monaco
Folie Russe
Sep to Dec 1977
19770901

Omar Pasha, prince of illusion.

Daily Mirror, Saturday May 27, 1978
UK
London Palladium
May to Aug 1978
19780526

But for me the undoubted star of the show is a chap called Omar Pasha. He doesn’t say a word. What he does, brilliantly, is to make people and things disappear before your very astounded eyes.

What an illusionist !

The Sunday Express, May 28, 1978
UK
London Palladium
May to Aug 1978
19780526

For me, however, they were eclipsed by an illusionist called Omar Pasha who, in one of the classiest magic acts I have ever seen,actually makes a variety of objects appear and disappear before our very  eyes – including himself.

Las Provincias, March 30, 2007
Spain
theater
Mar 2007
20070329

The magicians’ encounter of Almussafes counts in this edition the french artist Omar Pasha, creator of the best show in the world in the speciality of black art.

The Sun Herald
Australia
Regent's Theater
Mar to May 1979
19790329

“Stunning performance.”

The Daily Telegraph
Australia
Regent's Theater
Mar to May 1979
19790329

“Omar Pasha’s act is about the best magic turn in the world.”

Die Welt 10.10.2015
Germany
Hansa Theater
Oct 2015 to Mar 2016
20151006

To the sound of Ravel’s Bolero, Omar Pasha creates a poetry of wordless magic. From nowhere he causes pieces of fabric, objects and people to appear.  Then he makes them to disappear without leaving a single trace – just as he himself disappears at the finale.  This is magic of the finest dexterity.

Hamburger Abendblatt 10.08.15
Germany
Hansa Theater
Oct 2015 to Mar 2016
20151006

In this show it is immediately apparent that the performers combine professionalism, accuracy and speed alongside their artistic presentation. One man holds everything together : that is the illusionist Omar Pasha. Using fabrics and other accessories he makes objects and people move, exchange places and disappear. Finally, a ghost dances, and Pasha himself vanishes.

KULTURPORT.DE 10.09.15
Germany
Hansa Theater
Oct 2015 to Mar 2016
20151006

Omar Pasha, with his mind bending magic show, comes from Paris. It is truly amazing how, to the sound of Ravel’s Bolero, he metamorphoses people into ghosts and makes them vanish, creates objects to appear out of thin air and at the end, dematerializes himself.

Magical art’s documentation on : www.artefake.com (October 2009)
France
Palais des Arts
Sep 2009
20090926

“Once more, Omar Pasha teaches us a real magic lesson, when performing his international black art act. And it is still fresh after 34 years. Historically, the name Omar Pasha was created in 1960 by Willy Berscheid and the act is brilliantly maintained since 1975 by the Ostrowsky family. A nice filiation and longevity story.

The magician adopts the context of the Thousand and One Nights tales to call our collective unconscious into being, while playing with this exotic ambience.  Technically perfect and aesthetically strong, this timeless act continues to bewitch audiences all over the world. To the sound of Ravel’s Bolero, other-worldly substance takes over from every day reality, and the poetry begins. Simply said, one of the best visual acts the world over. Bravo to Ernest Ostrowsky who perpetuates the Black Art tradition so brilliantly.”

 

Ouest France, March 09, 2010
France
La Licorne Theater
Mar 2010
20100305

Omar Pasha is an outstanding magician traveling throughout the world. He performs an act in which objects and people appear, disappear and change of place miraculously, like in a 1001 Nights’ tale. 

El Colombiano, daily national Colombian newspaper
Colombia
theater
Feb to Apr 1994
19940216

Every evening he amazed the audience with his magic presentation. It is time to speak of his beautiful artistic skills. He is the best magician visiting us. All the required aura of mystery to enthral. His fine and stylish gestures make appear or disappear objects a thousand times faster than a twinkling of an eye. His act is altogether aesthetic and fine and includes a marvelous know-how.

Aujourd'hui le Maroc
Morocco
Convention Centre
Mar 2005
20050318

Omar Pasha : an outstanding magician

Omar Pasha performs magic on a very oriental way, in the traditional  fakirs’ style or better said in the style of the Aladin’s tale of fantasy. He floats over the stage and even vanishes into thin air.

Nothing remains but a single dust. The audience has been impressed by the act.

Berliner Zeitung - 28.05.2004 - Source : http://www.berliner-zeitung.de/15577616 ©2017
Germany
Wintergarten Theater
Aug to Oct 2004
20040808

“At the time of the original “Zauber Zauber” show, as well as today, Omar Pasha is part of the program. He is a Black Art’s authentic master. He astonishes the spectators with his fabulous act. With him, the Here and Now are totally forgotten. As a mysterious magician from the Thousand and one Nights fairy-tale, the French illusionist makes tables fly, candlesticks appear from nowhere or people vanish.”

 

Bild Stuttgart - 30 January 2003
Germany
Friedrichsbau Theater
Feb to Apr 2003
20030218

Totally incredible : the Black Art of Omar Pasha from Paris and the man without his head.

 

Esslinger und Cannstatter Zeitung - 3 February 2003
Germany
Friedrichsbau Theater
Feb to Apr 2003
20030218

Black Art to exceptional perfection : Omar Pasha bewitches the Friedrichsbau Variety Theater. He inverts the established rules, tables are flying, candelabras appear from nowhere : Omar Pasha celebrates the Black Art with a rare perfection to the music of Ravel’s Bolero.

Stuttgarter Nachrichten - 3 February 2003
Germany
Friedrichsbau Theater
Feb to Apr 2003
20030218

Omar Pasha shows the unexpected possibilities of visual manipulation in his Black Art’s interpretation. Poetically and with the power of color and light, Omar Pasha metamorphoses oriental stories into artistic tales.

The Malay Mail
Malaysia
Casino
Nov 1981 to Jan 1982
19811110

Omar Pasha offers a rather unique blend of theatrical illusions.

Panorama
Malaysia
Casino
Nov 1981 to Jan 1982
19811110

Illusionist Omar Pasha of Paris is one performance you must not miss.

The Straits Times, Friday, June 1, 1984
Singapore
Sun City theater
Jun 1984
19840604

The master illusionist Omar Pasha came on.

With the wave of a scarf or just his finger, he created chairs and yes even a man out of the blanket of darkness which enveloped him.

During a highpoint in the act, he even whisked off a man’s head, placed it in his hand and screwed it back on again.

The Sun Herald
Australia
Her Majesty's Theater
Jun to Jul 1979
19790604

Omar Pasha : Stunning performance.

 

Berliner Morgenpost - 6 August 1987
Germany
Theater des Westens
Aug 1987
19870805

Omar Pasha makes heads roll along.”

“It happens sometimes that people lose their heads, but nobody stays calm as Omar Pasha’s “victim”.  From tonight on, with the magician from Marrakech in the great revue Zauber Zauber at the Theater des Westens, not only heads roll, but finally Omar Pasha makes himself disappear!” 

Richard Kaufman, director, in the U.S. magic magazine GENII - Sept. 2009
China
Convention’s Center
Jul 2009
20090726

Omar Pasha is one of the greatest stage acts in the history of magic. Here is 12 minutes of real miracles, flawlessly performed, where the impossible is made possible through the use of the 100-year-old principle of Black Art. Omar, played by Ernest Ostrowsky, (…) wove a spell over the audience as the classic “Bolero” played.

The New York Times, October 1991
USA
Broadhurst Theater
Oct 1991
19911003

Omar Pasha produces Day-Glo objects (and people) at will and then simply erases them, as if they were no more than chalk drawings on a kindergarten blackboard.

Leida Snow on 1010 Wins Radio, 21.10.1991
USA
Broadhurst Theater
Oct 1991
19911003

Their is astounding magic and illusions that are impossible to figure out.

Michael Bourne on WBGO FM 88,3 - 18.10.1991
USA
Broadhurst Theater
Oct 1991
19911003

Omar Pasha creates flabbergasting illusions.

John Simon in NEW YORK magazine, October 1991
USA
Broadhurst Theater
Oct 1991
19911003

When Omar Pasha and his assistants do black-light theater, one is transposed to the world of Thomas Mann’s Transposed Heads.

Julie Crosby, Company Manager
USA
Broadhurst Theater
Oct 1991
19911003

Dearest Ernest, Michelle, Louis,

It is my privilege and pleasure to be working with you on Broadway’s newest hit !

You bring mystery and magic to the American stage ! Thank you for being so wonderful and warm.

Congratulations, with love

Jon Racherbaumer in MAGIC magazine - April 1997
USA
Tropicana Hotel
Mar 1997
19970305

The Seminar Awards Stage Show was dominated by one man : Omar Pasha. The buzz before and after was high-pitched. The rest was reverential silence and rapt awe. What “Bolero” secretly praises is what Omar Pasha’s black artistry does to every magician’s mind. The standing ovation was not only inevitable, it was preordained.

Little Egypt Magic
USA
Tropicana Hotel
Mar 1997
19970305

Wednesday, March 5  (1997)

It’s black and it’s art …

… the real treat of the afternoon was the performance by France’s Omar Pasha with his black art act. The entire act was framed by an array of red light bulbs, and the black art worked to perfection. I was sitting quite close to the stage and could see nothing suspicious. A black art act is a tough thing to develop: if you could do real magic, what would you do? Omar Pasha’s answer to this question earned him the first standing ovation of the convention.

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MAGIC magazine, Las Vegas
USA
Alex Theater
Oct 2000
20001025

The booking of sensational Omar Pasha act.

"MAGIC" magazine, December 2000
USA
Alex Theater
Oct 2000
20001025

Next up was the artistry of Omar Pasha. The basic concept of this black art act is well over a century old, yet the modern-day, CD-indoctrinated audience that stalled out of the first-half of the show was in a state of astonishment. A 16 year-old kid at the snack bar said , “That’s the first time I’ve ever seen special effects done live, right before your eyes! That Omar Pasha was cool.”

The Waikiki News
USA
Polynesian Palace, Waikiki
Dec 1997 to Nov 1998
19971222

Gaze in amazement at Omar Pasha, a world famous wizard of illusion, as he astonishes you with his black cabinet technique of magic.

The Honolulu Advertiser - January 2, 1998
USA
Polynesian Palace, Waikiki
Dec 1997 to Nov 1998
19971222

Marvel at the magician Omar Pasha, who “stands” on a raised sword, “removes” a head of an assistant, and oozes his own brand of mystical charm – all in his “black theatre”.

El Mundo, Caracas - 3 May 2002
Venezuela
Ateneo Theater
May 2002
20020505

“Omar Pasha from France makes objects, and even people, vanish under the astounded audience’s watchful eye.”  

El Globo, national Venezuelan newspaper
Venezuela
theater under a circus tent
Feb to Apr 1994
19940216

Without doubt, the best act of the magic festival is the Frenchman Omar Pasha; standing ovation.

El Espectador, national colombian newspaper
Colombia
theater
Feb to Apr 1994
19940216

Omar Pasha stirred the enthusiastic audience into clapping and laughing.

El Espectador, national Colombian newspaper
Colombia
National Theater La Castellana
Feb to Apr 1994
19940216

Omar Pasha from France, the event at the National Theatre.

Wowet
India
on tour
Jun 2013
20130622

The stage is set, but you cannot see anything. Why ? It is dark, black as the night sky. And then suddenly, there appears a man in a voluminous white robe. This is Omar Pasha, the King of Black Art, a performance by Louis-Olivier Ostrowsky, a fourth generation performer, who’s been keeping alive a 120-year family tradition.
Taking the phrase “seeing is believing” to a whole new level, Omar Pasha blurs the line between the real and the illusory having you gaping, gasping and staring in wonder as objects arrive and vanish without so much as seeking permission. He takes off his assistant’s head, and when the torso demands it back, obliges by putting it back on.

The Hindu, Indian national newspaper
India
on tour
Jun 2013
20130619

The audience is awestruck as black magic illusionist Louis-Olivier Ostrowsky makes tables, chairs and people appear out of thin air and disappear.

La Tercera de la Hora - Chilean national newspaper
Chile
Teatro de las Americas
Dec 1985
19851201

Omar Pasha garners an ovation from the audience.

La Segunda - Chilean national newspaper
Chile
Teatro de las Americas
Dec 1985
19851201

The magic of Omar Pasha creates the biggest enthusiasm.

Las Ultimas Noticias - Chilean national newspaper
Chile
Teatro de las Americas
Dec 1985
19851201

His svelte silhouette moves through the stage in a halo of light. Each of his hand’s movements announces an unexpected apparition in front of the attentive eyes of the spectator, who will never discover the “trick”.

The Times of India
India
the Music Academy
Jun 2013
20130611

Friday 14 June 2013
BREATHLESS IN CHENNAI ! There’s Omar Pasha, a Black Art performance, popular for over 120 years, by the enigmatic Louis-Olivier Ostrowsky, who blurs the line between the real and the illusory.

Wow ET
India
the Music Academy
Jun 2013
20130611

OMAR PASHA – THE WORLDS BEST BLACK THEATER ILLUSION
Black art tricks your vision to the point that you would rub your eyes in amazement. Omar Pasha presents acts of disappearing and re-appearing objects and people out of what seems like thin air. Expertly presented by Louis-Olivier Ostrowsky, a fourth generation performer who has kept alive the 120-year tradition of his family, Omar Pasha, stands as the benchmark in black art. “Seeing is believing”, is now put to test as Omar Pasha’s Black Arts’ tricks challenge your reason and logic.

Jack & Jackie, der Lifestyle Blog
Germany
Düsseldorf, Roncalli's Apollo Variety Theater
Jan to Apr 2015
20150115

To finish, Omar Pasha makes people disappear and then, he, himself, is no longer on. Hop! He is away – but he just was there in his white costume. Reality, dream, magic ? He is a master who dominates the Black Art’s theater method.

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Variete on line - Das deutsche Varieté Magazin
Germany
Düsseldorf, Roncalli's Apollo Variety Theater
Jan to Apr 2015
20150115

What you see, there on stage, is simply incredible. Reality, illusion, or just a dream ? Objects appear and disappear, flames move from one candle to an other, heads float in the darkness . . . Omar Pasha produces a marvelous magical Black Art, a magic which takes you into the world of the Thousand and One Nights. Along the decades, that magical art, which dates back to 1885, is maintained to perfection. Nowadays Omar Pasha is regarded worldwide as the one and only illusionist who brilliantly masters this magical technique.

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Le Journal de Quebec
Canada
Capitole Theater
Dec 1995
19951201

The magic act amazes greatly the audience. For me, the best moment of the evening.

Gold Coast Sun
Australia
Conrad Jupiters Hotel Casino
Mar 2001 to Apr 2002
20010321

The Omar Pasha black art illusion act is amazing audiences at Jupiters’ new show Hidden Palace.

The Sun
Australia
Conrad Jupiters Hotel Casino
Mar 2001 to Apr 2002
20010321

The Omar Pasha act is the only one of its kind in the world. (…) He performs an amazing version of the Indian rope trick whereby he climbs a rope that is apparently suspended in mid air and he makes a flame float through the air from one candle to another.