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[email protected] will be opening its doors to welcome back our valued customers and friends on the 29th June. We would advise pre-booking tickets and food ONLINE or through our APP.
[email protected] will be opening its doors to welcome back our valued customers and friends on the 29th June. We would advise pre-booking tickets and food ONLINE or through our APP.

The Royal Opera’s The Magic Flute In Full (Premiere 19 June)

Join us and The Royal Opera for a Premiere stream of Mozart’s The Magic Flute

 

 

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📖 The Story

Prince Tamino promises the Queen of the Night that he will rescue her daughter Pamina from the enchanter Sarastro. He begins his quest, accompanied by the bird-catcher Papageno – but all is not as it seems…

Tamino and Papageno discover Sarastro is a wise and kind leader. They undergo three ordeals. By the end they are united with their true loves: Tamino with Pamina, and Papageno with his Papagena.

 

💡 Background to the production:

Mozart wrote Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) for a suburban theatre in Vienna, the Theater auf der Wieden. He drew on the magical spectacle and earthy comedy of popular Viennese theatre. As well as being a comedy, The Magic Flute is an expression of Mozart’s profound spiritual beliefs: Enlightenment concerns with the search for wisdom and virtue are at the heart of this enchanting tale. The Magic Flute was an instant success with audiences and Mozart’s supposed rival Salieri described it as an ‘operone’ – a great opera.

David McVicar’s classic production embraces both the seriousness and comedy of Mozart’s work. The audience is transported to a fantastical world of dancing animals, flying machines and dazzlingly starry skies. The setting provides a wonderful backdrop for Mozart’s kaleidoscopic score, from the Queen of the Night’s coloratura fireworks to Tamino and Pamina’s lyrical love duets and Papageno’s hearty, folksong-like arias.

 

🎭 Cast and creative team:

Pamina: Siobhan Stagg
Tamino: Mauro Peter
Papageno: Roderick Williams
Sarastro: Mika Kares
Queen of the Night: Sabine Devieilhe
First Lady: Rebecca Evans
Second Lady: Angela Simkin
Third Lady: Susan Platts
Monostatos: Peter Bronder
Papagena: Christina Gansch
Speaker of the Temple: Darren Jeffery
First Priest: Harry Nicoll
Second Priest: Donald Maxwell
First Man in Armour: Thomas Atkins
Second Man in Armour: Simon Shibambu
Conductor: Julia Jones
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House/Royal Opera Chorus
Concert Master: Vasko Vassilev

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Emanuel Schikaneder
Director: David McVicar
Revival Director: Thomas Guthrie
Designer: John Macfarlane
Lighting designer: Paule Constable
Movement director: Leah Hausman