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The Magic Flute

A quest for love, light and wisdom, in a world where nothing is what it seems.

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.

'Truly magical… bursting with colour and invention'

The Independent

‘Startling humour and theatrical wizardry’

The Observer

Tickets available from £12 – £125 / 500 tickets available at every performance for £20 or less.

Pre performance talk
13 Feb 2016
Tickets £5 (£2.50 for concessions)
Sung in English, with surtitles projected above the stage

Running time: 2 hrs 45 mins

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.
Revival supported by ENO Friends.


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