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The Magic Flute at The Bristol Hippodrome by Welsh National Opera Announced for 2019

Our 2010 The Magic Flute theatre programme

Could we be more excited? The Welsh National Opera (WNO) has announced that they will be reviving Dominic Cooke’s The Magic Flute from their repertoire.

The production will be out on tour in 2019 and coming to The Bristol Hippodrome in the April.

If you’ve never been to opera before, this is a brilliant place to start. Mozart’s enlightenment work is flamboyantly staged with plenty of fun, angst and drama against his famous arias and beautiful music.

Tamino is set up by the Queen of the Night to rescue her daughter from the evil Sarastro. In typical opera fashion, he has nothing but a magic flute and magic bells for protection. Along the way, he meets comic character Papageno a bird-catcher. There’s a series of trials, tribulations, Masonic undertones and newspaper reading animals. But is Sarastro the meanie he’s meant to be and will Tamino find true love and enlightenment?

It’s a fast, funny production with a score of the Greatest Opera Hits In The World Ever.

It’s sung in Italian with English surtitles and Welsh in Cardiff and Llandudno.  The cast will include Mark Stone as Papageno and Anita Watson as Pamina.

This is a must-see production with early booking for your fave seats recommended.

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