MozartThe Magic Flute
Revival of the 2012 production
Sat 4 May to Sat 18 MayBook Tickets
Tue 21 May to Sat 25 MayBook Tickets
His Majesty's Theatre
Thu 30 May to Sat 1 JunBook Tickets
Wed 5 Jun to Sat 15 JunBook Tickets
Belfast Grand Opera House
Thu 27 Jun to Sat 29 JunBook Tickets
Sir Thomas Allen returns to Scottish Opera to revive his five-star production of Mozart’s most inventive opera.
Set in a spectacular world inspired by the Victorian futurism of HG Wells and Jules Verne, this enthralling Magic Flute perfectly balances the opera’s beguiling mix of comedy, fantasy and pantomime with a profound story of the search for wisdom, love and truth.
‘A riot from start to finish, finely crafted, vividly characterised and teeming with telling detail… and most importantly, a real hoot.’ The Scotsman
A handsome prince, a damsel in distress, sorcerers, priests and a bumbling bird catcher – all are given life in Mozart’s sublime blend of lyrical love duets, folk-like ditties and the explosive coloratura of the Queen of the Night arias. The international cast includes Peter Gijsbertsen (La traviata 2017); Gemma Summerfield, First Prize winner at the 2015 Kathleen Ferrier Awards; name-to-watch Julia Sitkovetsky; and Richard Burkhard, who returns as Papageno, the laugh-out-loud role he created in 2012. Scottish Opera favourite Tobias Ringborg (The Marriage of Figaro 2016) conducts.
Running time approx. 3 hours
Sung in English with English supertitles
The Dementia Friendly performances of The Magic Flute are supported by Cruach Trust, Forte Charitable Trust, Miss E.C. Hendry's Charitable Trust