Die Zauberflöte

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About the Show Less...

Magic and mysticism, lies and love: these are just some of the ingredients in Mozart’s most musically kaleidoscopic opera, Die Zauberflöte. Read More >

John F. Macfarlane’s elegantly dark designs heighten the Enlightenment symbolism of David McVicar’s thoughtful and evocative interpretation, new in the 2002/3 Season. Simon Keenlyside (Papageno) and Will Hartmann (Tamino) return to this production, while Rebecca Evans (Pamina) makes her first Covent Garden appearance in the role. Jan-Hendrik Rootering made his Company debut in 1985 as the sagacious Sarastro, and appears for the first time in this production. Sung in German with English surtitles.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 14/02/2005

Closing Night: 04/03/2005

Running time: 3 hours

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Cast & Creative


Anna-Kristina Kaappola (not Mar 3, 4), Diana Damru (only 3, 4 Mar), Jan-Hendrik Rootering, Simon Keenlyside, Gail Pearson, John Graham-Hall (not Feb 28, Mar 3,4), Adrian Thompson (only Feb 28, Mar 3, 4)


Director - David McVicar

Designer - John F Macfarlane

Conductor - Charles Mackerras

Lighting Designer - Paule Constable

Lyrics By - Emanuel Schikaneder

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