‘Startling humour and theatrical wizardry’ The Observer
A malicious serpent. An evil sorcerer who is holding a beautiful princess captive. A dark queen with manipulative motives. And three testing trials of his courage and virtue. What else must Prince Tamino overcome in his quest for love, light and wisdom?
The Magic Flute is one of the greatest and most popular operas ever written. This is a wonderfully theatrical and imaginative staging from Complicite artistic director Simon McBurney where live sound effects and breathtaking animations help bring this captivating tale to life.
The unforgettable storytelling will be matched by music of the very highest level, with ENO Music Director Mark Wigglesworth conducting a world-class cast including Allan Clayton as Tamino and Lucy Crowe as Pamina.
- Running time: 2hrs 55mins
- Language: Sung in English, with surtitles projected above the stage
- Tickets: Available from £12. There are now at least 500 tickets at every performance at £20 or under. Find the right offer for you >
Want to learn more about The Magic Flute?
Join a pre-performance discussion with ENO Music Director Mark Wigglesworth plus lecturer in performing arts Dr. Aoife Monks
Tickets for the pre-show talk cost £5 (£2.50 for concessions) – you can add them to your booking once you've chosen your performance.
Learning resource for schools
Learn more about The Magic Flute with our Magic Flute learning resource for teachers.
The Magic Flute cast and creative team
Conductor Mark Wigglesworth
Director Simon McBurney
Set Designer Michael Levine
Costume Designer Nicky Gillibrand
Lighting Designer Jean Kalman
Movement Josie Daxter
Video Designer Finn Ross
Sound Designer Gareth Fry
Translator Stephen Jeffreys
Tamino Allan Clayton
Pamina Lucy Crowe
Papageno Peter Coleman-Wright
Sarastro James Creswell
Queen of Night Ambur Braid
Speaker Darren Jeffrey
Monostatos John Graham-Hall
First Lady Eleanor Dennis
Second Lady Catherine Young
Third Lady Rachael Lloyd
First Priest/First Armed Man Rupert Charlesworth
Second Priest/Second Armed Man Frederick Long
Papagena Soraya Mafi
A collaboration with Complicite
Co-production with Dutch National Opera and the International Festival of Lyric Art, Aix-en-Provence
Original production supported by ENO’s Contemporary Opera Group and the English National Opera Trust