NEWS: Simon McBurney Returns to Direct The Magic Flute at ENO

It has been announced that Complicite Artistic Director Simon McBurney will be returning to the English National Opera to direct the first revival of his production of The Magic Flute.

Taking place at the London Coliseum from the 5th February to the 19th March 2016, the cast will be led by ENO Music Director Mark Wigglesworth.


Exploring the search for true love and enlightenment as the Royal Prince Tamino and the bird-catcher Papageno find themselves caught in the middle of a mighty battle between Sarastro and the manipulative Queen of Night, The Magic Flute is given a contemporary setting in this production.

McBurney’s theatrical production is filled with live sound effects and animations to help bring the story to life. It proved a huge hit with audiences when it was originally staged in 2013.

The cast will include: Lucy Crowe, Allan Clayton, Peter Coleman-Wright, Ambur Braid, James Creswell, John Graham-Hall, Eleanor Davis and Catherine Young.

For this production, McBurney has also collaborated with costume designer Nicky Gillibrand, lighting designer Jean Kalman, sound designer Gareth Fry and choreographer Josie Daxter. Set designer Michael Levine and video designer Finn Ross.

The Magic Flute opens at the London Coliseum on the 5th February for 13 performances until the 19th March 2016. To book tickets visit: Theatre Tickets , Discount , Love and

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