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Simon McBurney’s five-star production of The Magic Flute returns to the ENO, promising an evening of magic, romance and timeless music.


Mozart’s classic follows the adventures of Prince Tamino and the bird-catcher Papageno on their quest to rescue Pamina. Their search becomes one for truth and reason, love and enlightenment. Nothing is quite what it seems in this surprising, fantastical journey.


To help them on their way, Tamino and Papageno are given musical instruments enhanced with magical powers. And these prove invaluable. The travellers have a series of trials and tribulations to conquer to find a deeper understanding of true love and happiness.


The cast includes Norman Reinhardt making his ENO debut as Tamino alongside David Stout as Papageno. They are joined by former ENO Harewood Artist Soraya Mafi as Pamina and the fiery coloratura of ENO debutante Rainelle Krause as the manipulative Queen of Night. The ENO Chorus and Orchestra are conducted for the first time by Erina Yashima.


‘A fabulous evening's entertainment’ Daily Express

‘This production has the best staging of Pamina and Tamino’s trials by water and fire that you’ll see.’ The Times

‘Startling humour and theatrical wizardry' The Observer


2 hours 55 minutes


London Coliseum

London Coliseum, 33 St Martin's Lane, Westminster, London, WC2N 4ES

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London Coliseum, St. Martin's Lane, London WC 4ES


5.0(2 reviews)
  • KD

    Mar 14, 2024

    The music is always wonderful. In spite of the hydraulics not working on the night we were there, we thoroughly enjoyed this exciting and imaginative production. A Christmas present and first opera for my niece - it couldn't have been a better introduction.

  • Thomas Taylor

    Mar 7, 2024

    Just the kind of Flute Mozart and Schickeneder were thinking of. Loved the incorporation of orchestra and audience. Loved doing the whole thing without cuts. Loved papageno’s added business. Loved Queen in a wheel chair. Pamina has a great future ahead - did that aria with real finesse and musicality. Missed seeing surtitles but the principals delivered the story. Curtain calls a tad too long.

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