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Cinema Festival: The Magic Flute: Sunday 9 December 2018, 4pm at Linbury Theatre

Cinema Festival

From 3 December 2018 to 7 January 2019 we celebrate ten years of the Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season with screenings of great operas and ballets.

Venue

Linbury Theatre

Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD

Season

This event is part of the Winter 2018/19 season.

Background

Former Jette Young Artist Stage Director Thomas Guthrie presents this special screening. Humorous, profound and an operatic gem, Mozart’s The Magic Flute contains some of Mozart’s most wonderful melodies and most memorable characters, including the famous Queen of the Night, whose revenge aria famously sparkles with high-note brilliance and fury!

David McVicar’s production captures the opera’s seriousness and its comedy, with stunning designs by John Macfarlane: Act I’s animal ballet is a particular delight for young audiences. This performance was originally relayed live to cinemas in September 2017. Mozart expert Julia Jones conducts an exciting young cast including Mauro Peters and Siobhan Stagg as the young lovers Tamino and Pamina, and star coloratura soprano Sabine Devieilhe in the virtuoso role of the Queen of the Night. British baritone Roderick Williams sings the bird-catcher Papageno, Mozart’s greatest comic creation.

Family Package: Cinema Festival

Book this screening as part of the Royal Opera House Cinema Festival Family Package and children aged 5 to 15 go free. Tickets are limited to two under-15s per full-price adult

Running time

The performance lasts about 3 hours, including one interval

Language

Sung in German with English subtitles

Guidance

Please note this production was originally screened live as 12A