Wolfgang Mozart

The Magic Flute

Magical instruments. Serpents and sorcerers. Trials of character and courage. When you begin an enchanted journey to find love and wisdom, you have to expect delays on the way.

14 Mar - 11 Apr 2019

Following his success with The Encounter at the Barbican, Simon McBurney’s five-star production of The Magic Flute returns to ENOconcerning the search for truth and reason, love and enlightenment.

Mozart‘s timeless classic follows the adventures of Prince Tamino and the bird-catcher Papageno on their quest to rescue Pamina. To assist their mission, they are given musical instruments enhanced with magical powers, which they deploy to conquer the trials and tribulations placed in their path towards a deeper understanding of true love and happiness.

The cast includes Lucy Crowe as Pamina and Rupert Charlesworth singing Tamino, alongside Thomas Oliemans, as Papageno. They are joined by company favourite Brindley Sherratt as Sarastro and the sparkling coloratura of Julia Bauer as the manipulative Queen of Night. Conductor Ben Gernon, Principal Guest at the BBC Philharmonic, makes his ENO debut.

'Truly magical'

The Daily Express

'A life-enhancing achievement'

The Spectator


The Guardian

8 Evening Performances Remaining
1 Matinee Performance Remaining
Running Time
2hrs 55mins

Tickets start from £12 with 500 seats available at £20 or less for every performance.* Aged 16-29 or a full time student? Join Access All Arias to get discounted tickets.

Sung in English. Our surtitles system displays sung words above the stage.

*A booking fee of £2.25 applies per ticket. A maximum of £9.00 per transaction is charged for Multi-Buy Packages.

For more information, please contact our box office on 020 7845 9300 or box.office@eno.org

We operate security checks and do not allow drinks or food into the theatre. We do allow sealed water bottles. Additionally, water is available at every bar and on every level of the theatre. Please refer to our food and drink policy for more information.

A collaboration with Complicite

Co-production with Dutch National Opera and the International Festival of Lyric Art, Aix-en-Provence


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Creative Team

Ben Gernon


Chris Hopkins

Conductor (Mar 28)

Simon McBurney


Josie Daxter

Associate Director and Movement

Michael Levine

Set Designer

Nicky Gilliband

Costume Designer

Jean Kalman

Lighting Designer

Mike Gunning

Revival Lighting Designer

Finn Ross

Video Designer

Gareth Fry

Sound Designer

Stephen Jeffreys



Rupert Charlesworth


Lucy Crowe


Thomas Oliemans


Brindley Sherratt


Jonathan Lemalu

Sarastro (Apr 9 & 11)


Julia Bauer

Queen of Night

David Ireland

Speaker (Apr 9 & 11)

Second Priest/Second Armed Man

Daniel Norman


Samantha Price

Second Lady

Katie Stevenson

Third Lady

Rowan Pierce


David Webb

First Priest/First Armed Man