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The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute

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About the Show Less...

Mozart's beloved magical fairy tale reveals fresh layers of menaning in Simon McBurney's new production. Read More >

Mozart’s beloved magical fairy tale follows Prince Tamino and bird-catcher Papageno on an adventure to rescue Princess Pamina. On their journey they meet fantastical creatures and face unexpected trials and challenges. The opera is a lighthearted but profound examination of man’s search for love and his struggle to attain wisdom and virtue.

For this new production, Complicite’s artistic director Simon McBurney has investigated the circumstances, inspiration and dramatic language of the opera’s origins in order to reveal fresh layers of meaning in a production that offers a remarkable visual and physical response to Mozart’s theatrical genius.

Conducted by Gergely Madaras (ENO Charles Mackerras Fellow), The Magic Flute features ENO Harewood Artist Ben Johnson as Tamino, American soprano Devon Guthrie as Pamina, Roland Wood as the bird-catcher Papageno and James Creswell as Sarastro.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 07/11/2013

Closing Night: 07/12/2013

Running time: 3h

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Cast & Creative


Ben Johnson, Devon Guthrie, Roland Wood, Mary Bevan, James Creswell, Brian Galliford, Eleanor Dennis, Clare Presland, Rosie Aldridge


Director - Simon McBurney

Producer - Co-produced by ENO, De Nederlandse Opera and International Festival of Lyric Art, Aix-en-Provence.

Choreographer - Josie Daxter

Conductor - Gergely Madaras

Lighting Designer - Jean Kalman

Set Designer - Michael Levine

Sound - Gareth Fry

Author - W.A. Mozart

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