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The Magic Flute Tickets

London Coliseum

Mozart’s enchanting opera marries fairytale and spectacle in an acclaimed production from Simon McBurney.

Enjoy Romance and Mischief With The Magic Flute Tickets

Love and mischief abound at the London Coliseum as Simon McBurney’s striking, five-star production of The Magic Flute returns, performed by the English National Opera. This acclaimed production is a spectacle that makes Mozart’s beloved tale flourish.

The Magic Flute Story

In a distant kingdom, Prince Tamino and bird-catcher Papageno are on a quest to rescue Pamina, the Queen of the Night’s daughter. Aided by magical instruments, nothing is as it seems; soon, their journey becomes far more than a rescue mission as they search for truth, reason and enlightenment.

This fantastical adventure is a beloved fable that questions the true meaning of love and happiness, here directed by McBurney with bold, striking theatrical elements that leap across the stage.

The London cast of The Magic Flute opera includes Norman Reinhardt making his ENO debut as Tamino, David Stout as Papageno, Soraya Mafi as Pamina and Rainelle Krause as the manipulative Queen of Night. Erina Yashima conducts the ENO chorus and orchestra

Who wrote The Magic Flute?

The Magic Flute was written by composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with a libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder.

Mozart is known as one of the most gifted classical composers to ever live, and a child prodigy. The Magic Flute premiered in 1791, not long before his death, and marked the end of an illustrious and breathtaking career. His more than 800 works across various genres included the operas Cosi fan tutte and The Marriage of Figaro.

The Magic Flute is written in German singspiel form, which means it has both sung elements and spoken dialogue. Singspiels are traditionally influenced by folk tales, magic, myths and stories of good versus evil - which matches Mozart’s opera almost perfectly.

Don’t Miss The Magic Flute Opera Tickets at London Coliseum

Timeless music and visionary direction make The Magic Flute a must-see for the new ENO season, as the beloved tale of mysticism and discovery lights up the stage.

Sorry this show closed 30 March 2024, we recommend these similar productions.

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Performance dates:
29 Mar 2024 - 30 Mar 2024
Running time:
2 hours and 55 minutes including an interval.
Age recommendation:
Best for age 5+. See Audience Notes for content warnings.
Audience Notes:
This production is sung in English, with subtitles projected above the stage.

The production references suicide using hanging and a gun, includes sexual scenes, and depictions of disability including the use of mobility aids, portrayed by able-bodied performers.

The Magic Flute Reviews

105 Reviews
  • 5 Stars67%
  • 4 Stars19%
  • 3 Stars10%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Stars1%

User Reviews


A wonderful modern interpretation of this Mozart classic. The staging and the general production was brilliantly done, and it was all very engaging. The modern costumes added to the humour of the opera. The singers were excellent, and the playfulness Read more

Performance date: 28 March 2019

The singing was marvelous and it was great to have the orchestra raised so that they were visible and part of the performance. The night we went the hydraulics were broken so the staging could not move. This would have added to the overall effect. Hi Read more

Performance date: 09 March 2024

I was engaged from the start with the visual special effects. The script letters on the big screen that introduced each act was so clever and gave it a feel of history. Yet the opera had a modern contemporary yet historical feel to it. The singing wa Read more

Performance date: 01 March 2024
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