'THE MAGIC FLUTE' RETURNS TO SCREENS FROM GLYNDEBOURNE FESTIVAL
Mozart’s magical comedy The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte) makes a welcome return to the Glyndebourne Festival for the first time in over a decade in a brand-new production by renowned directing/design duo Barbe & Doucet, which will be screened at the Torch Theatre on Sunday 11 August.
This new production promises to take a fresh and playful look at the opera’s troublesome gender politics. Ryan Wigglesworth conducts an exciting young cast including Sofia Fomina, Caroline Wettergreen and Björn Bürger.
True love conquers all in this colourful fairytale that pits the forces of darkness against truth, goodness and light. Prince Tamino is on a quest: to rescue the beautiful Pamina, daughter of the Queen of the Night, who has been kidnapped by her father Sarastro. But is all really as it seems? With the help of bird-catcher Papageno, Tamino must brave not only dragons and the forces of darkness but trials of fire and water if he is to arrive at the truth and gain Pamina as his wife.
Composed just months before his death, Mozart’s final stage work is a heady blend of knock-about comedy and contemplative beauty – a musical masterpiece that reimagines opera for the Age Of Enlightenment. The sweetness and apparent simplicity of this enchanting score conceals a great deal of sophistication, weaving some of the composer’s most beautiful and best-loved melodies together in an elegant allegory whose wicked queens and noble princes are just the beginning of the story.
Glyndebourne 2019 – The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte)
Screening at Torch Theatre, Milford Haven, Sunday 11 August, 4:00pm.
Tickets: £15 Full/£13 Concessions/£8.50 Under 16
For more information or to buy tickets visit https://torchtheatre.co.uk/glyndebourne-the-magic-flute-encore/ or call 01646 695267