Michael Rosewell conductor
Polly Graham director
Louise Bakker associate director
Rosie Elnile designer
Hazel Low co-designer
Tim Mitchell lighting designer
Mozart The Magic Flute K 620
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.
This production is made possible with the assistance of the Basil Coleman bequest, and the support of Old Possum’s Practical Trust, the Rudge Shipley Charitable Trust and The Hon Richard Lyttelton & Romilly Lyttelton.
Warning: this production will include a scene which shows a character pretending to smoke marijuana, plus some strong language, and therefore may not be suitable for children.