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The Magic Flute | Longborough Festival Opera

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Longborough Festival OperaMoreton-in-Marsh, South-West, GL56 9QF, United Kingdom
2017 July 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22 at 17:00
Festival: Longborough Opera Festival
Longborough Festival Opera
Anthony NegusConductor
Thomas GuthrieDirector
Ruth PatonSet Designer, Costume Designer
Julian HubbardTenorTamino
Beate MordalSopranoPamina2017 Jul 13, 15, 18, 20, 22
Samantha ClarkeSopranoPamina2017 Jul 16
Hannah DahlenburgSopranoQueen of the Night
Grant DoyleBaritonePapageno
Jihoon KimBassSarastro
Colin JudsonTenorMonostatos2017 Jul 13, 15, 16, 18, 22
Tad DavidsonTenorMonostatos2017 Jul 20
Katherine CromptonSopranoFirst Lady
Sioned Gwen DaviesMezzo-sopranoSecond Lady
Carolyn DobbinMezzo-sopranoThird Lady
Sarah GilfordSopranoPapagena
Benjamin BevanBaritoneThe Speaker (Der Sprecher)
Emyr Wyn JonesBass-baritoneFirst Priest
Ryan DaviesBassSecond Priest
Aaron O'HareBaritoneThird Priest
Gabriel SeawrightTenorFirst Armoured Man
Alex FritzeBassSecond Armoured Man
Longborough Festival Opera Orchestra

Prince Tamino has been rescued by the Queen of the Night, and in return agrees to save her daughter Pamina from the enchanting high priest Sarastro. Accompanied by the birdcatcher Papageno and armed with magical musical instruments, he sets off on a quest full of trials and peril.

A thinly-veiled tribute to Freemasonry, Mozart’s perhaps most popular opera is a comedy with philosophical connotations. With a story portraying the education of mankind from chaos to enlightenment, The Magic Flute sees the serious and the comic beautifully intermingle inside a fairytale plot.

This production combines the talents of designer Ruth Paton – who has worked with the RSC, the Royal Opera House, ENO and Opera North – with the innovative director of Longborough's acclaimed 2016 Le nozze di Figaro Thomas Guthrie, who has seen success at the Royal Opera House and whose ‘imagination knows no bounds’ (Opera Now). Together with the rare chance to see prized maestro Anthony Negus conduct Mozart at Longborough, this is sure to be a special production.

Longborough Festival Opera is one of the UK's finest country opera houses, an intimate 500-seat theatre set amidst the glorious rolling hills of the Cotswolds. Take in the picturesque views, bring a picnic and enjoy spectacular opera – the 2017 Festival includes Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, Beethoven’s Fidelio, Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice.

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