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Die Zauberflöt [The Magic Flute]

Sunday, 4th August 2019 at 5.30pm

Mozart’s most magical comedy of The Magic Flute returns to Glyndebourne for the first time in over a decade. This new production by the renowned directing/design duo Barbe & Douce promises to take a fresh and playful look at the opera’s troublesome gender politics. Leading British bass Brindley Sherratt stars as Sarastro alongside exciting young singers including Caroline Wettergreen, Sofia Fomina and Björn Bürger.

Praise for Barbe & Doucet

"Director-and-designer team Renaud Doucet and André Barbe have captured perfectly the artifice that is a large part of Manon's charm." - The Guardian (Manon)

"Barbe and Doucet’s production plays up the humour and vitality of Puccini’s opera" - The Guardian (La Bohème)

Creative team
Conductor: Antonello Manacorda
Direction and Design: Barbe & Doucet
Puppet Designer: Patrick Martel
Lighting Designer: Guy Simard
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
The Glyndebourne Chorus
Cast includes
Tamino: David Portillo
Papageno: Björn Bürger
Pamina: Sofia Fomina
Sarastro: Brindley Sherratt
Queen of the Night: Caroline Wettergreen
Monostatos: Jörg Schneider
First Lady: Esther Dierkes
Second Lady: Marta Fontanals-Simmons
Third Lady: Katharina Magiera
Speaker: Michael Kraus

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