THE MAGIC FLUTE
Music by W.A. Mozart, in a new English version by John Savournin and David Eaton. Originally commissioned by Iford Arts
At the King's Head Theatre 4th May - 3rd June
"TRULY MAGICAL... his (Savournin's) most glorious production yet... Whether you are a seasoned opera-goer looking for something a little different this is a real treat; if you have never been to an opera before, this would be a glorious way to start."
★★★★ Daily Express
"OUTSTANDING... A fun evening for Flute aficionados - but also for novices out for a wacky time away from phones."
"A stronger ensemble I have not seen in a long time / contains messages that are painfully relevant to the world we live in today... will delight opera veterans and convert new comers alike’"
★★★★★ London Pub Theatres
"Hilarious performances, beautiful singing and outstanding design".
★★★★ Everything Theatre
"This endlessly witty and inventive production absolutely charmed my pants off."
Walking through a charming pub straight into a small pocket of the South American jungle isn’t how most would expect to start a night at the opera. Fortunately for us, Charles Court Opera’s production of The Magic Flute at the King’s Head Theatre refreshingly does away with rows of seats, facing a stage, overlooking an orchestra, and puts us firmly in the thick of it.
★★★★ Everything Theatre
"This is without doubt the most imaginative interpretation of the Magic Flute I’ve ever seen... Go!" Life in the Cheap Seats
Robin Bailey (4, 5, 6, 9, 11, 13, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24, 28 May)
Oliver Brignall (7, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31, May, 1, 2, 3, June)
PAPAGENO Matthew Kellett
Emily Jane Thomas (except 11, 16, 17 May)
Claire Lees (11, 16, 17 May)
THE QUEEN OF THE NIGHT
Hannah Sawle (4, 6, 9, 10, 17, 19, 21, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31 May, 1, 3 June)
Nicola Said (5, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 23, 27, 28 May, 2 June)
Julian Debreuil (except 10, 21, 30, 31 May, 1, 2, 3 June)
Ross McInroy (10, 21, 30, 31 May, 1, 2, 3 June)
FIRST LADY / PAPAGENA Jennifer Begley
SECOND LADY Sarah Champion
THIRD LADY Polly Leech
MONOSTATOS Matthew RJ Ward
DIRECTOR John Savournin
MUSICAL DIRECTOR David Eaton
CHOREOGRAPHER Damian Czarnecki
DESIGNER Simon Bejer
LIGHTING DESIGNER Nicholas Holdridge
We are delighted to bring our production of Mozart's popular comic fairytale to London audiences, after resounding success at the Iford Arts Opera Festival in 2016. Set in the heart of the South American jungle, join intrepid explorer Tamino as he embarks on a journey filled with fantastical, magical creatures, where nothing is as it appears to be. Sung in a new, refreshing version by John Savournin and David Eaton, this beautiful production, filled with enchanting puppetry, magic and witty surprises, promises to be a treat for opera lovers and new comers of all ages.