Scottish Opera:  The Magic Flute

Scottish Opera: The Magic Flute

Empire Theatre

NEW PRODUCTION

Sung in English with English supertitles

Please note, the performance contains haze and smoke effects throughout. Flashing light and short bursts of Strobe light are used to replicate lightening.

Following the huge success of The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro, Sir Thomas Allen and Simon Higlett return to take on the fantastical charms of Mozart's most inventive opera. Set in a spectacular visual world inspired by 'steam punk' Victoriana, this promises to be a stylish and imaginative telling of this much-loved piece.

Tamino is shown a painting of a beautiful young maiden and immediately falls in love. She is Pamina, the daughter of the mysterious Queen of the Night, who has been abducted by her mother's arch enemy, Sarastro. Tamino sets out to rescue her with just a magic flute and Papageno, a bumbling bird-catcher looking for love, to help him. But as their quest progresses the men start to question the motives of those around them, and they soon realise that all is not quite as it seems. 

A beguiling mix of comedy, fantasy and pantomime, The Magic Flute is also a profound story of the search for love, wisdom and truth. Mozart's music effortlessly evokes the full gamut of emotions on stage - from heartfelt love songs and comic exchanges to explosive coloratura in the infamous Queen of the Night arias. Scottish tenor Nicky Spence (Intermezzo 2011) sings Tamino, and internationally acclaimed soprano Mari Moriya is the Queen of the Night. Mozart and Magic Flute expert Ekhart Wycik conducts.

Supported by Dunard Fund and The Scottish Opera Syndicate

PRE-SHOW TALK – SAT 10 NOV 18:00 - Tickets are free but limited.

The performance on SAT 10 NOV will be Audio Described – Touch Tour will begin at 18:00. Meet at Box Office
 

 

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NEW PRODUCTION

Sung in English with English supertitles

Supported by Dunard Fund and The Scottish Opera Syndicate

Conductors Ekhart Wycik

Director Sir Thomas Allen

Designer Simon Higlett

Lighting Mark Jonathan

Movement Director Kally Lloyd-Jones

Translation Kit Hesketh-Harvey
Tamino Nicky Spence
Pamina Laura Mitchell
Papageno Richard Burkhard
Papagena Ruth Jenkins
The Queen of the Night Mari Moriya
Monostatos Peter Van Hulle
Sarastro Jonathan Best
The Speaker Nicholas Lester
First Lady Claire Watkins
Second Lady Rachel Hynes
Third Lady Louise Collett

Running time 3 hrs approximately
 

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