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VenueThe Rondo
CountyBath & North East Somerset
From1st November 2013
To1st November 2013
What is currently on at The Rondo (V855)

The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflote)

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
Music Mozart
Lyrics Schikaneder

Archive :: production:T408602166, opera or operetta:S2009, venue:V855

Production details

Using Hesketh-Harvey's translations of the arias, recently performed by Scottish Opera, Merry Opera's production provides a new setting and new spoken dialogue, by Kit Hesketh-Harvey. Part-pantomime, part-opera, this new production re-lives The Magic Flute's triumphant opening night in 1791. Mozart's fevered imagination creates a magical world for a cast of lofty divas and low comedians, as the shadowy forces of Freemasonry oversee events, and Mozart himself believes he is being poisoned...


Company The Merry Opera Company
Translation Kit Hesketh-Harvey
Adapted by Kit Hesketh-Harvey
Director Kit Hesketh-Harvey
Musical Director Stephen Hose
Director Preece Killick (assistant)
Choreographer Paul Chantry
Choreographer Rae Piper
Design Sophia Simensky
Costume Fiona Russell
Lighting Derek Carlyle
Performer Nicholas Allen (cello)
Performer Neil McTaggart (violin)
Performer Elise Bergersen (viola)
Performer Mark Chivers (viola)
Performer Niall Webb (woodwind)
Performer Stephen Hose (piano)
Performer Fleur de Bray (Queen of the Night)
Performer Daisy Brown (Pamina)
Performer Dario Dugandzic (Papageno)
Performer Kristin Finnigan (Third Lady)
Performer Thomas Faulkner (Sarastro)
Performer James Harrison (Papageno)
Performer Elisabeth Marshall (Queen of the Night)
Performer Lawrence Olsworth-Peter (Tamino/Mozart)
Performer Joe Morgan (Tamino/Mozart)
Performer Gemma Morsley (Papagena)
Performer Matthew Quirk (Sarastro)
Performer Catarina Sareno (Pamina)
Performer Glenn Tweedie (Monastatos)

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