Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The Magic Flute: a semi-staged performance

Join us for a semi-staged performance of Mozart's final operatic masterpiece

Tickets: £40 – £60
Concessions*: 50% off top price tickets

*Concessions are available for under 18s; full-time students; and those in receipt of Jobseekers Allowance, Income Support or Pension Credit.

Wheelchair users and registered disabled ticket holders can book a companion ticket free of charge. Please call the Box Office on +44 (0)1273 815000 to book.

Everything we do is managed in line with the latest guidance from Public Health England, to ensure everyone’s safety.
Find out what to expect during your visit in our step-by-step guide.

About the performance


True love conquers all in a colourful fairy tale that pits the forces of darkness against truth, goodness and light.

Prince Tamino is on a quest: to rescue the beautiful Pamina, daughter of the Queen of the Night, who has been kidnapped by her father Sarastro. But is all really as it seems? With the help of bird-catcher Papageno, Tamino must brave not only dragons and the forces of darkness but trials of fire and water if he is to arrive at the truth and gain Pamina as his wife.

Composed just months before his death, Mozart’s final stage work is a musical masterpiece that reimagines opera for the Age Of Enlightenment. The sweetness and apparent simplicity of this enchanting score conceals a great deal of sophistication, weaving some of the composer’s most beautiful and best-loved melodies together in an elegant allegory whose wicked queens and noble princes are just the beginning of the story.

This 90 minute cut-down version of The Magic Flute will be performed in English and is directed by Donna Stirrup. Leo McFall conducts the Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra.

As part of the booking process you can select your own seats. To manage social distancing within the auditorium, all seats are grouped in pairs. If you’d like to book an odd number of seats, please call the Box Office on 01273 815 000 (Monday – Friday, 11.00am – 5.00pm).

The Magic Flute

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
English version by Jeremy Sams
Performed by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LIMITED

Creative team

Leo McFall

Donna Stirrup

Assistant conductor / Chorus Director
Aidan Oliver

Vocal coach
Steven Maughan

Repetiteur and Glockenspiel
Matthew Fletcher

The Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra

Cast includes

Thomas Atkins

Gemma Summerfield

David Shipley

Queen Of The Night
Nazan Fikret

Huw Montague Rendall

David Shaw

First Lady
Carrie-Ann Williams

Second Lady
Kamilla Dunstan

Third Lady
Eirlys Myfanwy Davies

John Mackenzie-Lavansch

1st Man in Armour
Brenden Gunnell

2nd Man in Armour
William Thomas

Autumn experience – enhance your visit

We have been working hard to provide the best experience under the current guidelines. Enhance your visit by booking a pre-performance dining experience, or a reserved space if you prefer to bring your own picnic. By selecting one of these options you will be able to arrive 2.5 hours before the performance begins, allowing you to make the most of your visit.

Pre-performance dining options:

  • Middle and Over Wallop restaurant: three-course pre-performance dining – view menu
  • Mildmay tearooms: Ha-Ha afternoon tea – view menu
  • Greenhouse & Garden Marquees: bookable for those bringing their own refreshments

We’ve ensured there’s plenty of distancing between parties in each location, and have opened more spaces to ensure that everyone who wants to extend their visit, can. Please note that all dining options must be booked in advance online or through the Box Office, including space in the marquees.

If you choose not to extend your visit time by pre-booking one of our dining options, for your safety you’ll be asked to arrive no more than 20 minutes before the performance start time. Unfortunately, the grounds won’t be open for general use and the Long Bar will remain closed for the autumn performances.

Please be aware that to ensure your safety there will be no interval during the performances.

Thank you for working with us during these extraordinary times.

Ensuring your safety at Glyndebourne

Your safety is our number one priority. We promise to keep you feeling safe during your visit to Glyndebourne. Everything we do is managed in line with the latest guidance from Public Health England.

Click here to read about the measures we have in place to ensure safe social distancing and sanitisation.

Read the full terms and conditions

Image credits
Main image: Painted collage by Shadric Toop

The edition of Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) used in these performances is published by Bärenreiter-Edition, Kassel. Performed by arrangement with Faber Music Ltd, London.

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