Opera Preview: Mozart’s The Magic Flute ‘Die Zauberflöte’ comes to Bath’s Mission Theatre

Members of the cast

Mozart’s ‘Die Zauberflöte’ The Magic Flute is a fairy tale of darkness, light, and finding your way in the world. It takes the form of a Singspiel, which means it includes singing AND spoken dialogue (a bit like a musical).

The story opens in the middle of the action. Tamino, a prince lost in a foreign land, is being pursued by an enormous monster. He is rescued by three mysterious ladies, who kill the monster and give Tamino a picture of Pamina, daughter of the Queen of the Night, with whom he falls instantly in love. They tell him that Pamina has been captured by the powerful and evil Sarastro, and Tamino vows to rescue her.

With the gift of a magic flute and some magic bells, and the assistance of the bird-catcher Papageno (who has become reluctantly involved), Tamino sets off on his quest. However, he soon discovers that nothing, not even Day and Night, is quite as it first appears…

Mozart’s ‘Die Zauberflöte’ – 7.30pm, 3rd and 4th February

The Mission Theatre, Bath

Tickets available at: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/cardiff-opera

The Narrator Niall Hoskin

Tamino Alexander White

Pamina Caitlin Ellis

Papageno Adam Brown

Queen of the Night Megan Strachan

Sarastro William Stevens

Monostatos Andrew Woodmansey

Speaker of the Temple Lawrence Gillians

Papagena Katie Blackwell

The Three Ladies Linda Dumitru, Emily Noon, Wendy Silvester

The Three Spirits Ingunn Gyða Hrafnkelsdottir, Antonia Howard, Eleanor Kemp
Director Dave Key-PughMusical Director Aleksandra Myslek

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