The Magic Flute
Invited behind the velvet rope at London’s most exclusive club, Tamino doesn’t have time to stop for beggars, paparazzi, or even his girlfriend Pamina.
Going to bed after a blazing row later that night, this ordinary couple relive the events and encounters of the evening in dreams made extraordinary by the lateness of the hour, their befuddled senses, and yes, a touch of magic.
Following their hugely popular and critically acclaimed re-imaginings of operas including Tosca and Don Giovanni, OperaUpClose return to Soho Theatre with this bold new take on a classic. With magic supplied by Glyn Maxwell’s mischievous poetry, Alex Beetschen’s witty orchestration and Valentina Ceschi’s theatrical creativity, this production will re-invent The Magic Flute in fabulous new robes for the era of Trump and recessions, casting rays of light and love into the darkness.
Photo credit: Marco Borggreve
Orchestrator: Alex Beetschen
Librettist: Glyn Maxwell
Musical Director: David Keefe
Director: Valentina Ceschi
Set and Costume Designer: Emma Bailey
Lighting Designer: Zoe Spurr
Meet the Cast
Pamina: Susie Buckle & Abigail Kelly
Papageno: Peter Brathwaite & Tom Stoddart
Queen of the Night: Fleur de Bray & Luci Briginshaw
Papagena: Felicity Buckland & Rosie Middleton
Sarastro: Lancelot Nomura & Aidan Smith
Tamino: Julian Hubbard & Peter Kirk
(Click on the images below to read our cast's biographies!)