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Royal Opera House

Marcus du Sautoy

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About the Show Less...

Mathematician Marcus du Sautoy has long been fascinated by Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. He explores the opera’s mathematical and philosophical roots in a captivating interactive evening. Read More >

Mozart’s celestial masterpiece Die Zauberflöte is more abstract and surreal than his other operas, and full of strange symbolism and ideas. What is their significance? What are their mathematical and philosophical roots? What is so special about the number three and the Masonic pentagon, and why might Mozart have been drawn to them?

Marcus du Sautoy, one of today’s leading thinkers, will explore the tension between order and chaos, symmetry and asymmetry, day and night, and much more in Die Zauberflöte. This interactive evening will include performance of extracts from the opera.




Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 18/04/2013

Closing Night: 20/04/2013

Running time: 1h

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