Opera North's The Magic Flute

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Adventure jostles with fantasy, comedy with drama, and Mozart sets it all to a score full of miraculous music.
  • Dates Running: 05/03/2019 - 09/03/2019
  • Venue: The Lyric Theatre
The Magic Flute is a story about the trials of life: growing up, finding your way in the world and learning to love. Adventure jostles with fantasy, comedy with drama, and Mozart sets it all to a score full of miraculous music. Popular songs are mixed with stirring choruses, arias of heart-melting beauty with dazzling vocal pyrotechnics. 

Enter an enchanted world and join Prince Tamino on his quest to rescue Pamina, daughter of the Queen of the Night, held captive by Sarastro, the Priest of the Sun. Tamino is accompanied by Papageno, a bird-catcher, who is also on a quest – to find himself a wife, his Papagena. But their mission soon becomes a journey of discovery, for nothing – not even Day and Night – is quite as it first appears. The Magic Flute is a delight for audiences of all ages. This new production by James Brining – who directed the acclaimed West Yorkshire Playhouse/Opera North co-production of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods in 2016 – is sure to enhance its reputation as the ideal introduction to opera for everyone.


Additional Information

Audio described performance – Sat 9 March at 7pm, with a touch tour at 6pm.
BSL performance – Tue 5 March at 7pm. Signed by Paul Whittaker
Captioned performance Sat 9 March at 7pm.

To book accessible tickets please call 0161 876 2183 or set up an online booking account by emailing access@thelowry.com

There are no runtimes available at present.


Group Discount
£4 OFF, 1 in 10 FREE (All shows)
Call the groups line on 0843 208 6003 for more information. 
Open Mon to Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm.


Schools’ Matinee – The Magic Flute 
Weds 6 Mar, 2.00pm 
Performances suitable for KS2-4 

Enter an enchanted world and join Prince Tamino on his quest to rescue Pamina, daughter of the Queen of the Night. A magical quest packed with adventure, comedy and drama, set to Mozart’s miraculous music. 

This specially-devised opera is a wonderful introduction for school children, and teachers alike. Sung in English, this shortened version of The Magic Flute will be accompanied with a free teachers’ cross curricular resource pack (available from January 2019). 

£6.50 per ticket, to book contact our schools team on 0843 208 6003 or email groups@thelowry.com. Workshop packages are also available, ask for more information.

Cast & Creatives

 Cast

Pamina Noluvuyiso Mpofu 
Tamino Kang Wang 
Queen of the Night Samantha Hay 
Sarastro John Savouring 
Papageno Gavan Ring 
Papagena Amy Freston 
Monostatos John Findon 


 Creatives

Conductor Robert Howarth 
Director James Brining 
Set and Costume Designer Colin Richmond 
Lighting Designer Chris Davey 
Choreographer Tim Claydon
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