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
15:00 Saturday, November 16, 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
St Martin’s Lane