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Part of The Royal Opera House live cinema season.
Starring: Pamina: Siobhan Stagg, Tamino Mauro Peter, Papageno: Roderick Williams, Sarastro: Mika Kares, Queen of the Night: Sabine Devieilhe
Julia Jones conducts The Royal Opera’s spell-binding production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute with a wonderful cast including Roderick Williams as Papageno.
Mozart wrote Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) for a suburban theatre in Vienna, the Theater auf der Wieden. He drew on the magical spectacle and earthy comedy of popular Viennese theatre. As well as being a comedy, The Magic Flute is an expression of Mozart’s profound spiritual beliefs: Enlightenment concerns with the search for wisdom and virtue are at the heart of this enchanting tale. The Magic Flute was an instant success with audiences and Mozart’s supposed rival Salieri described it as an ‘operone’ – a great opera.
Prince Tamino promises the Queen of the Night that he will rescue her daughter Pamina from the enchanter Sarastro. He begins his quest, accompanied by the bird-catcher Papageno – but all is not as it seems…
Sung in German with English subtitles
THE PERFORMANCE LASTS ABOUT 3 HOURS 10 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL
Tickets: Adult £15, Student/Child £12, Family of four (2+2) £46