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Video on demand: The Magic Flute

Recorded at Royal College of Music: Britten Theatre, London, United Kingdom
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On demand until Friday 01 July 2022 23:59
Performers
RCM Opera Studio
Michael RosewellConductor
Polly GrahamDirector
Rosie ElnileSet Designer
Tim MitchellLighting Designer
Royal College of Music Opera Orchestra
Michael BellTenorTamino
Charlotte BowdenSopranoPamina
Jamie WoollardBassSarastro
Clara BarbierSopranoQueen of the Night
Edward JowleBaritonePapageno
Sofia Kirwan-BaezSopranoPapagena
Dafydd JonesTenorMonostatos
Sofie Lund-TonnesenSopranoFirst Lady
Annabel KennedyMezzo-sopranoSecond Lady
Emma RobertsMezzo-sopranoThird Lady
Henry WrightTenorFirst Priest
Daniel BellBassSecond Priest
Sam HarrisTenorFirst Armoured Man
Redmond SandersBassSecond Armoured Man
Dafydd AllenBaritoneThe Speaker (Der Sprecher)

Set between the worlds of a secondary school and a subconscious dreamscape, this production looks at a group of teenagers who are navigating friendship, loneliness, competition, desire and love. 

Driven by the incantatory and inspirational force of the Queen of the Night, Pamina fights hard to understand a girl's right to equality and respect within Sarastro's school, where inherited gender norms and latent, insidious misogyny are writ large. There are no bird people or princes in this production, only one egg.

This special production is directed by Polly Graham, Artistic Director of Longborough Festival Opera and two-time winner of Best Opera productions at the Welsh Theatre Awards.

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