Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” at English National Opera in London

Eno_MagicFlute-WebThe Magic Flute

November 7, 2013 – December 7, 2013

Running time: 3hrs

Brimming with stunning theatricality and extraordinary imagination, don’t miss this spectacular new staging of one of the greatest and most popular opera’s ever written.

Mozart’s beloved magical 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 in a light-hearted but profound examination of man’s search for love and his struggle to attain wisdom and virtue.

Complicite’s artistic director Simon McBurney brings this innovative new interpretation to the London Coliseum stage – making the orchestra a visible part of the action and using breathtaking projections throughout. 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.

A collaboration with Complicite.

Co-produced by ENO, De Nederlandse Opera and International Festival of Lyric Art, Aix-en-Provence.

Sung and surtitled in English.

Signed performance November 28, 2013  Pre-performance talk November 12, 2013

19:30 Thursday, November 7, 2013
18:30 Saturday, November 9, 2013
19:30 Tuesday, November 12, 2013
19:30 Thursday, November 14, 2013

15:00 Saturday, November 16, 2013

19:30 Tuesday, November 19, 2013
19:30 Friday, November 22, 2013
19:30 Thursday, November 28, 2013
18:30 Saturday, November 30, , 2013
19:30 Tuesday, December 3, 2013


Tamino Ben Johnson
Pamina Devon Guthrie
Papageno Roland Wood
Papagena Mary Bevan
Sarastro James Creswell
The Queen of the Night Cornelia Götz
Monostatos Brian Galliford 
First Lady Eleanor Dennis
Second Lady Clare Presland
Third Lady Rosie Aldridge 
Conductor Gergely Madaras
Director Simon McBurney

Set Designer Michael Levine
Costume Designer Nicky Gillibrand
Movement Josie Daxter
Lighting Designer Jean Kalman
Video Designer Finn Ross
Sound Designer Gareth Fry
Translator Stephen Jeffreys


London Coliseum
St Martin’s Lane

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