The Magic Flute

Revival of the 2012 production

Theatre Royal


Sat 4 May to Sat 18 May

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Eden Court


Tue 21 May to Sat 25 May

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His Majesty's Theatre


Thu 30 May to Sat 1 Jun

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Festival Theatre


Wed 5 Jun to Sat 15 Jun

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Belfast Grand Opera House


Thu 27 Jun to Sat 29 Jun

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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

Cast & Creative Team

Peter Gijsbertsen & William Morgan*
*14, 18 May, 13, 15 June

Gemma Summerfield

Richard Burkhard

The Queen of the Night
Julia Sitkovetsky

James Creswell & Dingle Yandell*
* 1 & 5 Jun

Adrian Thompson

Sofia Troncoso*
*Scottish Opera Emerging Artist

First Lady
Jeni Bern

Second Lady
Bethan Langford*
*Scottish Opera Emerging Artist

Third Lady
Sioned Gwen Davis

The Speaker
Dingle Yandell

Sir Thomas Allen

Tobias Ringborg & Derek Clark*
*13, 15 June

Set & Costume Designer
Simon Higlett

Lighting Designer
Mark Jonathan

Movement Director
Kally Lloyd-Jones

Kit Hesketh-Harvey

Theatre Royal Glasgow
4 • 8 • 10 • 14 • 18 May, 7.15pm
12 May, 3pm
Dementia Friendly Performance 16 May, 3pm 

Eden Court, Inverness
21 • 23 • 25 May, 7.15pm

His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
30 May • 1 Jun, 7.15pm

Festival Theatre Edinburgh
5 • 11 • 13 • 15 Jun, 7.15pm
9 Jun 3pm
Dementia Friendly Performance 7 Jun, 3pm 

Grand Opera House, Belfast 
27 • 29 Jun 7.15pm