Sir Thomas Allen returns to Scottish Opera to revive his five-star production of Mozart’s most inventive opera. Set in a spectacular world inspired by the Victorian futurism of HG Wells and Jules Verne, this enthralling Magic Flute perfectly balances the opera’s beguiling mix of comedy, fantasy and pantomime with a profound story of the search for wisdom, love and truth.
A handsome prince, a damsel in distress, sorcerers, priests and a bumbling bird catcher – all are given life in Mozart’s sublime blend of lyrical love duets, folk-like ditties and the explosive coloratura of the Queen of the Night arias. The international cast includes tenor Peter Gijsbertsen, baritone James Cleverton, name-to-watch Julia Sitkovetsky and Gemma Summerfield, First Prize winner at the 2015 Kathleen Ferrier Awards. Scottish Opera favourite Tobias Ringborg conducts.
‘A riot from start to finish, finely crafted, vividly characterised and teeming with telling detail… and most importantly, a real hoot.’ The Scotsman
Revival of the 2012 production
Supported by The Scottish Opera Syndicate
£44 – £10 (plus £1 per ticket online, £1.25 per ticket over the phone)
Age Guidance: 12+
Running time approx. 3 hours
Sung in English with English supertitles