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  • Start: Sunday 11 August - 15:00
  • Auditorium: Great Hall

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 & Doucet 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.

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

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)

Running time: 210 mins TBC

Age guidance: 12A