Opera North's The Magic Flute

Tue 5 March - Sat 9 March

Opera North's The Magic Flute

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
A bewitching coming-of-age adventure

The Magic Flute is an epic tale about growing up, finding your way in the world and learning to love. Join Prince Tamino on his quest to rescue Pamina, daughter of the Queen of the Night held captive by the Priest of the Sun. But his mission soon becomes a journey of discovery, for nothing – not even Day and Night – is quite as it first appears…

Adventure jostles with dark fantasy, comedy collides with powerful drama, and all to Mozart’s miraculous music. Popular songs are mixed with stirring choruses, arias of heart-melting beauty with dazzling vocal pyrotechnics.

Leeds Playhouse Artistic Director James Brining, together with Set and Costume Designer Colin Richmond, conjures up a Magic Flute that is a feast for the ears and for the eyes.

Schools’ Matinee – The Magic Flute
Weds 6 Mar, 2.00pm
Performances suitable for KS2-4

Enter an enchanted world and join Prince Tamino on his quest to rescue Pamina, daughter of the Queen of the Night. A magical quest packed with adventure, comedy and drama, set to Mozart’s miraculous music.

This specially-devised opera is a wonderful introduction for school children, and teachers alike. Sung in English, this shortened version of The Magic Flute will be accompanied with a free teachers’ cross curricular resource pack (available from January 2019).

£6.50 per ticket, to book contact our schools team on 0843 208 6003 or email Workshop packages are also available, ask for more information.

Cast & Creatives


Pamina Noluvuyiso Mpofu
Tamino Kang Wang
Queen of the Night Samantha Hay
Sarastro John Savouring
Papageno Gavan Ring
Papagena Amy Freston
Monostatos John Findon


Conductor Robert Howarth
Director James Brining
Set and Costume Designer Colin Richmond
Lighting Designer Chris Davey
Choreographer Tim Claydon

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