31 May 2018
2, 8, 14, 17, 22, 30 June 2018
11, 17, 19, 21 July 2018
Start time 6pm
Pre-performance Talk - Monday 18 June, 5pm
Mozart’s much-loved final opera, The Magic Flute, celebrates the triumph of love and reason over chaos and evil. Prince Tamino and the bird-catcher Papageno set out on a perilous quest to rescue Pamina from the evil Sarastro. But is everything as it seems? As they enter Sarastro's world they must overcome a series of trials to be reunited with their true loves.
Premiered in 1791, just two months before Mozart's death, this sublime masterpiece combines heart-warming arias, dazzling coloratura and lyrical folksong in an enchanting tale that is both comic and profound.
Cardiff Singer of the World prizewinner Louise Alder (Ilia, Idomeneo, 2016) and Jonathan McGovern (Pelléas, Pelléas et Mélisande, 2017) sing Pamina and Papageno and leading British tenor Benjamin Hulett makes his Garsington debut as Tamino. We are delighted to welcome Netia Jones (director and designer) and Christian Curnyn (conductor) who make their Garsington debuts.