Scottish Opera – The Magic Flute
When: 4th May 2019 to 18th May 2019
Location: Theatre Royal
Sir Thomas Allen returns to Scottish Opera to revive his five-star production of Mozart’s most inventive opera, The Magic Flute. See it May 2019 at the Theatre Royal Glasgow.
See the revival of the 2012 production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute supported by The Scottish Opera Syndicate at the Theatre Royal Glasgow from 4th May to 18th May 2019.
Set in a spectacular world inspired by the Victorian futurism of HG Wells and Jules Verne, this enthralling Magic Flute perfectly balances the opera’s beguiling mix of comedy, fantasy and pantomime with a profound story of the search for wisdom, love and truth.
A handsome prince, a damsel in distress, sorcerers, priests and a bumbling bird catcher – all are given life in Mozart’s sublime blend of lyrical love duets, folk-like ditties and the explosive coloratura of the Queen of the Night arias. The international cast includes Peter Gijsbertsen (La traviata 2017); Gemma Summerfield, First Prize winner at the 2015 Kathleen Ferrier Awards; name-to-watch Julia Sitkovetsky; and Richard Burkhard, who returns as Papageno, the laugh-out-loud role he created in 2012. Scottish Opera favourite Tobias Ringborg (The Marriage of Figaro 2016) conducts.
Sung in English with English supertitles.