The Magic Flute by Mozart at the London Coliseum

London Coliseum, St. Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES

The Magic Flute by Mozart at the London Coliseum

Mozart’s The Magic Flute is one of the greatest and most popular operas ever written. This is a wonderfully theatrical and imaginative staging from Complicite artistic director Simon McBurney where live sound effects and breathtaking animations help bring this captivating tale to life.

The unforgettable storytelling will be matched by music of the very highest level, with ENO Music Director Mark Wigglesworth conducting a world-class cast including Allan Clayton as Tamino and Lucy Crowe as Pamina.

The Magic Flute plays a limited season from 5 February 2016 until 19 March 2016 at the London Coliseum


The Magic Flute explores the search for true love and enlightenment as the royal prince Tamino and the bird-catcher Papageno find themselves caught in the middle of a mighty battle between Sarastro, the leader of a priestly community, and the manipulative Queen of Night.

A malicious serpent. An evil sorcerer who is holding a beautiful princess captive. A dark queen with manipulative motives. And three testing trials of his courage and virtue. What else must Prince Tamino overcome in his quest for love, light and wisdom?


The cast includes Allan Clayton, Lucy Crowe, Peter Coleman-Wright, James Creswell, Ambur Braid, Darren Jeffrey, John Graham-Hall, Eleanor Dennis, Catherine Young, Rachael Lloyd, Rupert Charlesworth, Frederick Long and Soraya Mafi.


Directed by Simon McBurney, The Magic Flute is conducted by Mark Wigglesworth with set design by Michael Levine, costume design by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting design by Jean Kalman, movement by Josie Daxter, video design by Finn Ross, sound design by Gareth Fry and translation by Stephen Jeffreys.


‘Startling humour and theatrical wizardry’ The Observer


Important Info: Please note there is no view of the surtitles from row H backwards in the Dress Circle and from rows K and L backwards in the Upper Circle. All productions are sung in English. Running Time: 2 hours 50 minutes


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London Coliseum

Address: St. Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES
Nearest Underground: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line), Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line), Embankment (Northern line, Bakerloo line, District line, Circle line)
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Nearest car parks: Chinatown, Trafalgar
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