The Magic Flute is one of the greatest and most popular operas ever written. Mozart himself could not enjoy its complexity and beauty during his lifetime as he died before he had a chance to stage the opera. This masterpiece might have been lost forever if it were not for his widow Constanze, who offered to send a manuscript score of The Magic Flute to a court Bonn and the score was published another 25 years later.
Mozart’s timeless classic explores the search for true love and wisdom as the royal prince Tamino and the bird-catcher Papageno must overcome a series of trials in order to rescue Pamina from the grasp of the manipulative Queen of Night.
This is a wonderfully theatrical and imaginative staging from Complicite artistic director Simon McBurney at the London Coliseum, where live sound effects and breathtaking animations help bring this captivating tale to life.
The unforgettable storytelling will be matched by music-making of the very highest level, with ENO Music Director Mark Wigglesworth conducting a world-class cast including Allan Clayton as Tamino and Lucy Crowe as Pamina.
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