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What you thought of: Die Zauberflöte

Read a selection of press reviews and audience reactions for Die Zauberflöte

The curtain has now gone up on our production of Die Zauberflöte.

Mozart’s most magical comedy returns to Glyndebourne for the first time in over a decade in a brand-new production by Barbe & Doucet.

Read what the critics and audience had to say about the production.

Audience Reaction

The best performance of Die Zauberflote we have ever seen.

– Audience member

Bonkers, but very enjoyable!

– Audience member

It was an ambitious new approach to the ‘Flute’ but it worked most of the time!

– Audience member

Amazing production.  We thoroughly enjoyed it. One of the very best!!!!

– Audience member

Beautiful rendition.

– Audience member

We loved the new production of the Magic Flute – the sun shone and it was perfect!

– Audience member

What the critics are saying

‘ a theatrical feast of eccentricity.’

– The Guardian

‘…there are some outstanding performances. David Portillo’s sweetly sung Tamino is complemented by Sofia Fomina’s forceful Pamina, whose singing gains in beauty as the evening progresses;’

– The Independent

‘Björn Bürger is outstanding as Papageno, his vocal delivery as lithe and engaging as his acting.’

– Evening Standard

‘original and unrestrained.’

– Daily Express

‘Brindley Sherratt’s Sarastro commanded his team…with a masterful authority that hovered just this side of the spine-chilling.’

– The Arts Desk

‘Caroline Wettergreen…delivers her moments with oompf, wow and pinpoint accuracy’

– Bachtrack

‘Conducted by Ryan Wigglesworth the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment gives stylish support, coloured by mellifluous woodwinds and an enthusiastic timpanist’

– Classical Source


Image credits: Die Zauberflöte, Festival 2019. Photos by Bill Cooper.

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