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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