The Magic Flute

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

19 Jan - 23 Mar 2019

Dates & venues

A bewitching coming-of-age adventure

The Magic Flute is an epic fantasy about growing up, finding your way in the world and learning to love. Join Prince Tamino on his quest to rescue Pamina, daughter of the Queen of the Night held captive by Sarastro, the Priest of the Sun. But his mission soon becomes a journey of discovery, for nothing – not even Day and Night – is quite as it first appears.

Adventure jostles with fantasy, comedy collides with drama, and Mozart sets it all to a score full of miraculous music. Popular songs are mixed with stirring choruses, arias of heart-melting beauty with dazzling vocal pyrotechnics. This new production by James Brining – who directed the acclaimed West Yorkshire Playhouse/ Opera North co-production of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods– is the ideal introduction to opera for everyone.


From £15 to £75*
  • Leeds Grand Theatre
  • The Lowry, Salford Quays
  • Theatre Royal Newcastle
  • Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Running Time
Approximately 2 hours 45 minutes

Sung in English

*Prices vary by venue. Booking fees may apply.


Vuvu Mpofu

Pamina (Leeds, Salford)

Ellie Laugharne

Pamina (Newcastle, Nottingham)

Samantha Hay

Queen of the Night

Amy Freston


Kang Wang


John Findon


Gavan Ring


John Savournin


Dean Robinson


Lorna James

First Lady

Helen Evora

Second Lady

Amy J. Payne

Third Lady

Creative team

Robert Howarth

Conductor (ex 19, 23 Mar)

George Jackson

Conductor (19, 23 Mar)

James Brining


Colin Richmond

Set & Costume designer

Chris Davey

Lighting designer

Douglas O'Connell

Video designer

Tim Claydon


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