|Weds 20th September||7.15pm|
Advance tickets priced £15/£13.50/£12
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Mozart’s glorious opera The Magic Flute is brought enchantingly to life in David McVicar ’s production with beautiful sets by John Macfarlane.
Prince Tamino promises the Queen of the Night that he will rescue her daughter Pamina from the enchanter Sarastro. He begins his quest, accompanied by the bird-catcher Papageno – but all is not as it seems…
David McVicar’s classic production embraces both the seriousness and comedy of Mozart’s work. The audience is transported to a fantastical world of dancing animals, flying machines and dazzlingly starry skies.
The setting provides a wonderful backdrop for Mozart’s kaleidoscopic score, from the Queen of the Night’s coloratura fireworks to Tamino and Pamina’s lyrical love duets and Papageno’s hearty, folksong-like arias.
As well as being a comedy The Magic Flute is an expression of Mozart’s profound spiritual beliefs: Enlightenment concerns with
the search for wisdom and virtue are at the heart of this enchanting tale.
The Magic Flute was an instant success with audiences and Mozart’s supposed rival Salieri described it as an ‘operone’ – a great opera.
Doors open at 6.15pm, and the screening commences at 7.15pm. We have space for up to 10 wheelchairs, and an accessible toilet. To reserve a wheelchair space and adjacent seat(s) please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is a kiosk with a bar in the foyer which is open prior to the screening and during any interval.
There is no parking at the Picture House, but town has several car parks and on street parking near to the cinema. We are a cash only venue, and do not accept cards.