Glyndebourne: The Magic Flute – Live

Director: Barbe & Doucet
Cast: David Portillo, Björn Bürger, Sofia Fomina
Year: 2019
Running Time: Sun 4 August, 5.30pm; running time 210m tbc

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About this event

Mozart’s most magical comedy of The Magic Flute returns to Glyndebourne for the first time in over a decade. This new production by the renowned directing/design duo Barbe & Douce promises to take a fresh and playful look at the opera’s troublesome gender politics. Leading British bass Brindley Sherratt stars as Sarastro alongside exciting young singers including Caroline Wettergreen, Sofia Fomina and Björn Bürger. 

Sung in German with English supertitles

Creative team

Conductor: Antonello Manacorda
Direction and Design: Barbe & Doucet
Puppet Designer: Patrick Martel
Lighting Designer: Guy Simard

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
The Glyndebourne Chorus

Cast includes

Tamino: David Portillo
Papageno: Björn Bürger
Pamina: Sofia Fomina
Sarastro: Brindley Sherratt
Queen of the Night: Caroline Wettergreen
Monostatos: Jörg Schneider
First Lady: Esther Dierkes
Second Lady: Marta Fontanals-Simmons
Third Lady: Katharina Magiera
Speaker: Michael Kraus

Priority booking for Watermans Friends Members opens from Monday 25 March and then to the general public Monday 1 April.

Please note Watermans Friends Members CAN NOT use their two free tickets for this event.

Please log in via your email on the top right of the seating plan before selecting seats (otherwise you will be asked for a promo code)



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