Wolfgang Mozart

The Magic Flute

An enchanted journey into the heart of love

28 Feb–30 Mar 2024

Simon McBurney’s five-star production of The Magic Flute returns to the ENO, promising an evening of magic, romance and timeless music.

Mozart’s classic follows the adventures of Prince Tamino and the bird-catcher Papageno on their quest to rescue Pamina. Their search becomes one for truth and reason, love and enlightenment. Nothing is quite what it seems in this surprising, fantastical journey.

To help them on their way, Tamino and Papageno are given musical instruments enhanced with magical powers. And these prove invaluable. The travellers have a series of trials and tribulations to conquer to find a deeper understanding of true love and happiness.

The cast includes Norman Reinhardt making his ENO debut as Tamino alongside David Stout as Papageno. They are joined by former ENO Harewood Artist Soraya Mafi as Pamina and the fiery coloratura of ENO debutante Rainelle Krause as the manipulative Queen of Night. The ENO Chorus and Orchestra are conducted for the first time by Erina Yashima.

‘A fabulous evening's entertainment’

Daily Express

'Spectacular effects'

The Stage

‘Startling humour and theatrical wizardry'

The Observer

‘This production has the best staging of Pamina and Tamino’s trials by water and fire that you’ll see.’

The Times

Running Time
2hrs 55mins

There is one interval.


We have an Access Scheme for our audiences with a disability, a health condition, or different access needs to ensure everyone has a comfortable and enjoyable visit.

Tickets start at just £10 plus £3.75 booking fee and £1.50 building levy per ticket. A maximum of £10.50 per transaction is charged.
Sung in English with the words displayed above the stage (Surtitles)

Age guidance: 5+

For more information, please contact our box office on 020 7845 9300 or [email protected]

Discover The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute 2024 Creative Team

Erina Yashima


Simon McBurney


Rachael Hewer

Revival Director

Michael Levine

Set Designer

Nicky Gillibrand

Costume Designer

Jean Kalman

Original Lighting Designer

Gareth Fry

Sound Designer

Finn Ross

Video Designer

Josie Daxter


Stephen Jeffreys


The Magic Flute 2024 Cast

Norman Reinhardt


exc 12 march, 11am

William Morgan


12 March, 11am

David Stout


Soraya Mafi


exc 12 March, 11am

Rainelle Krause

The Queen of the Night

John Relyea


exc 19 March

Carrie-Ann Williams

1st Lady

Amy Holyland

2nd Lady

Stephanie Wake-Edwards

3rd Lady

Peter Hoare


Jonathan Lemalu


exc 19 March where he will play Sarastro

Alexandra Oomens


exc 12 March, 11am where she will play Pamina

Isabelle Peters


12 March, 11am

Ossian Huskinson

Second Armed Man

exc 19 March where he will play Speaker and 28, 30 March

Robert Winslade Anderson

Second Armed Man

19, 28,30 March