News and Features

What you thought of: The Magic Flute

Read what the audience and critics are saying about our semi-staged performance of The Magic Flute.

The curtain has gone up on our 90 MINUTE SEMI-STAGED CONCERT PERFORMANCE OF MOZART’S FINAL OPERATIC MASTERPIECE.

Hear from the audience and the critics about what they thought…

Audience reaction

It was an absolute joy to hear live voices and an orchestra again. I thoroughly enjoyed the performance, and I thought the front of house staff did a superb job.

– Audience member

Stunning and fabulous – loved every minute!

– Audience member

Brought tears to my  eyes to see a live performance again.  I thought the cast was wonderful and everybody went to extraordinary lengths to make the experience work.

– Audience member

What the critics are saying

‘a thoroughly engaging escape from the gloom’

– Daily Telegraph

The youth of most of these first-rate singers heightened feelings of happiness, regret and a gratitude that Glyndebourne was offering the real Mozartian thing.’

– The Arts Desk

‘I was entirely unprepared for the wave of emotion that hit me at the curtain call.’

– New Statesman

the artists radiate joy at performing live for the first time in months’

– The Stage


Following the Prime Minister’s announcement this evening, we’re confirming that our performances of The Magic Flute on Sunday 1 and Tuesday 3 November will be going ahead as planned, in keeping with Government guidelines.

Tickets are no longer on sale for performances that were due to run between Thursday 5 November and Wednesday 2 December. We will be in contact with ticket holders about these performances very soon.



Image credits: The Magic Flute: a semi-staged performance, autumn 2020. Photos by Bill Cooper.

You might also like

New dates have been added for the semi-staged production of …
Online exhibition
A new virtual exhibition showcasing the best of contemporary…
News and features
We take a look back at some stunning images of Glyndebourne …
Read our step-by-step guide to the autumn experience and fin…
Glyndebourne is facing a devastating impact due to the loss …
Glyndebourne Shop
Our online shop offers a great selection of exclusive and locally sourced products. Every purchase supports our work.
Become a Member
Enjoy priority booking for the Festival. Find out how you can join as an Associate Member
Support a 2021 production
Light the way for the return of our Festival season and support a 2021 production.