Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Adventure jostles with fantasy, comedy with drama, and Mozart sets it all to a score full of miraculous music.
The Magic Flute is a story about the trials of life: growing up, finding your way in the world and learning to love. Adventure jostles with fantasy, comedy with drama, and Mozart sets it all to a score full of miraculous music. Popular songs are mixed with stirring choruses, arias of heart-melting beauty with dazzling vocal pyrotechnics.
Enter an enchanted world and join Prince Tamino on his quest to rescue Pamina, daughter of the Queen of the Night, held captive by Sarastro, the Priest of the Sun. Tamino is accompanied by Papageno, a bird-catcher, who is also on a quest – to find himself a wife, his Papagena. But their mission soon becomes a journey of discovery, for nothing – not even Day and Night – is quite as it first appears. The Magic Flute is a delight for audiences of all ages. This new production by James Brining – who directed the acclaimed West Yorkshire Playhouse/Opera North co-production of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods in 2016 – is sure to enhance its reputation as the ideal introduction to opera for everyone.
Venue: Lyric Theatre
Group Discount: £4 OFF, 1 in 10 FREE (All shows)
Call the groups line on 0843 208 6003 for more information. Open Mon to Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm.
There are currently no runtimes at present.
There will be a pre-show talk at 6.30pm. Booking is essential.
Audio described performance – Sat 9 March at 7pm, with a touch tour at 6pm.
BSL performance – Tue 5 March at 7pm. Signed by Paul Whittaker
Captioned performance – Sat 9 March at 7pm.
To book accessible tickets please call 0161 876 2183 or set up an online booking account by email.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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