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The Magic Flute by Mozart
4th August 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm£15
LIve opera on screen from Glyndebourne.
It has been over a decade since Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte has been staged at Glyndebourne, and this new production by Barbe & Doucet promises to take a fresh and playful look at the troublesome gender politics of Mozart’s late opera. It’s a work whose surface charm – its delightful melodies, lively comedy and colourful cast of characters – conceals a complex and ambiguous piece, one that asks more questions than it answers, particularly in the current political climate. The beauty of Mozart’s operatic allegory is its adaptability. Whether you want an innocent comedy or something rather more sophisticated, it’s all here in this endlessly perplexing and fascinating work.
Russian soprano Sofia Fomina, makes a much-anticipated Glyndebourne debut as Pamina, with tenor David Portillo as her beloved Tamino. Glyndebourne regular Brindley Sherratt returns as Sarastro, with the ebullient Björn Bürger (a ‘charismatic’ Figaro in 2016’s Il barbiere di Siviglia) as Papageno. Rising young Norwegian soprano Caroline Wettergreen is the Queen of the Night.
Because of the traditionally long intervals at Glyndebourne, we suggest you embrace the spirit of Glyndebourne and bring a picnic.
£15, Seniors £12, under 18s £2