Mozart’s most magical comedy of The Magic Flute returns to Glyndebourne for the first time in over a decade.
This new production by the renowned directing/design duo Barbe & Douce promises to take a fresh and playful look at the opera’s troublesome gender politics. Leading British bass Brindley Sherratt stars as Sarastro alongside exciting young singers including Caroline Wettergreen, Sofia Fomina and Björn Bürger.
For our live streamed Glyndebourne events, we will be bringing the outdoors in. Join us for our ‘indoor garden party’ with pop-up stalls with Pimms and Fizz offers, plus complimentary canapes served during the interval.
Conductor: Antonello Manacorda
Direction and Design: Barbe & Doucet
Puppet Designer: Patrick Martel
Lighting Designer: Guy Simard
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment: The Glyndebourne Chorus
Tamino: David Portillo, Papageno: Björn Bürger, Pamina: Sofia Fomina, Sarastro: Brindley Sherratt, Queen of the Night: Caroline Wettergreen, Monostatos: Jörg Schneider, First Lady: Esther Dierkes, Second Lady: Marta Fontanals-Simmons, Third Lady: Katharina Magiera, Speaker: Michael Kraus
Praise for Barbe & Doucet
“Director-and-designer team Renaud Doucet and André Barbe have captured perfectly the artifice that is a large part of Manon’s charm.” – The Guardian (Manon)