Bizarre and spellbinding. The Magic Flute features two love stories, a serpent, a Queen, a High Priest and a comedian, whose intrigues unfold to the beauty of Mozart's most popular opera score and Schikaneder's witty dialoguePerformers Barry Banks (Tamino), Susan Gritton (Pamina), Mark Les Brocq (Tamino from Mar 8), Suzannah Clarke (Pamina from Mar 8), Leigh Melrose (Papageno), Mary Nelson (Papagena), Cyndia Sieden (Queen of the Night), Catherine Foster (Queen of the Night Mar 8 and 10), John Connell (Sarastro), Mark Beesley (from Mar 8), Graeme Danby (Speaker), John Graham-Hall (Monostatos), Claire Weston (First Lady), Nerys Jones (Second Lady), Catherine Savory (Third Lady, Christine Rice (Third Lady from Mar 8), Rhys Meirion (First Priest/First Armed Man), Murray Kimmins (First Priest/First Armed Man from Feb 23), Christopher Ross (Second Priest/Second Armed Man).
Music Mozart. Lyrics Schikaneder. Company English National Opera. Conductor Grant Llewellyn. Conductor Michael Lloyd (from Mar 8). Director Nicholas Hytner (original director). Director Carlos Wagner (revival director). Design Bob Crowley. Lighting Nick Chelton. Translation Jeremy Sams.