• The Magic Flute

  • Thu, 27-06-2019 at 19:15
  • The Grand Opera House, Belfast
    2-4 Great Victoria St
    BT2 7HR Belfast
The Magic Flute - The Grand Opera House, Belfast - Belfast

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 tenor Peter Gijsbertsen, baritone James Cleverton, name-to-watch Julia Sitkovetsky and Gemma Summerfield, First Prize winner at the 2015 Kathleen Ferrier Awards. Scottish Opera favourite Tobias Ringborg conducts.Sung in English with English supertitles.★★★★★ A riot from start to finish, finely crafted, vividly characterised and teeming with telling detail…and most importantly, a real hootThe Scotsman★★★★ Delivered with endearing wit and charm…a feast of visual detailThe Guardian★★★★ A sure-footed and brightly entertaining production…the show is a winnerThe Telegraph★★★★ Impressive and fizzing with enjoymentBachtrackReviews taken from original 2012 production.Conductor Tobias RingborgDirector Sir Thomas AllenSet & Costume Designer Simon HiglettLighting Designer Mark JonathanMovement Director Kally Lloyd-JonesTranslation Kit Hesketh-HarveySupported by The Scottish Opera Syndicate.