Magical Flute at Royal Opera House
The Magic Flute at Royal Opera House, London WC2
THIS is the sixth time that David McVicar’s production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute has been staged at the Royal Opera House and there’s every reason to suppose it will be back again after this run.
The audience were rapt and appreciative throughout its winsome telling of what is one of opera’s most accessible yet plot-complicated offerings.
Against John McFarlane’s cosmic, new-age backdrops of surreal skies a
nd huge suns, the cast find their way admirably around the temples and dark trees of the fairy-tale set, as well as through the... read more
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