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 dialogue Sung in English. Running time 3 hours 15 minutes (one interval).Performers Mark Wilde (Tamino), Roland Wood (Papageno), Gail Pearson (Pamina), Jennifer Rhys-Davies (The Queen of the Night), Tim Marfin (Sarastro), Roderick Williams (The Speaker), Philip Salmon (Monostatos), Rachel Hynes (First Lady), Marianne Andersen (Second Lady), Karen Cargill (Third Lady), Benedikte Moes (Papagena), Gillian Massey (First Boy), Hazel McBain (Second Boy), Susie Broadbent (Third Boy), Declan McCusker (First Armed Man), David Morrison (Second Armed Man), Campbell Russell (First Priest), Paul Anwyl (Second Priest), William Strachan (First Slave), Phillip Casperd (Second Slave).
Music Mozart. Lyrics Schikaneder. Company Scottish Opera. Company Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Vincent de Kort (until Nov 15). Conductor David Clark (from Dec 18). Director Jonathan Moore. Design Rae Smith. Lighting Bruno Poet. Director Peter Brennan (movement). Other Emil Wolk (Commedia Dell'Arte consultant).