C.I.C.T. / Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord

A Magic Flute
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

23 - 27 March 2011 / 19:45, 17:00

£16 - 50

subject to availability
 sold out

Glimpse Mozart’s wicked smile, ready to play tricks on us and catch us unawares in this vivacious new interpretation of the composer’s timeless opera.

Staging that is beautiful in its simplicity puts heavy and solemn symbolism in the background and allows Mozart’s brilliantly effervescent music, at first delicate and tender, then quirky and humorous, to take centre stage. A talented ensemble of young singers led by a single pianist fill the score with new life, energy and colour.

A Magic Flute follows the Bouffes du Nord’s unexpected approach to opera, as seen in La Tragédie de Carmen and Impressions de Pelléas.

Peter Brook returns to the Barbican with C.I.C.T / Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord following 11 and 12 in February 2010.

Performance time: 19:45 (17:00 on 27 Mar)
Running time: 90 mins / no interval

Age guidance14+

25 Mar
Post Show Talk

Freely adapted by Peter Brook, Franck Krawczyk and Marie-Hélène Estienne
Directed by Peter Brook
Lighting Design by Philippe Vialatte

Singers (alternately with): Dima Bawab, Malia Bendi-Merad, Leila Benhamza, Luc Bertin-Hugault, Patrick Bolleire, Jean-Christophe Born, Raphaël Brémard, Thomas Dolié, Antonio Figueroa, Virgile Frannais, Betsabée Haas, Matthew Morris, Agnieszka Slawinska, Adrian Strooper, Jeanne Zaeppfel
Actors William Nadylam, Abdou Ouologuem

Co-produced by C.I.C.T / Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord; Barbican, London; Festival d'Automne à Paris; Attiki Cultural Society, Athens; Musikfest, Bremen; Théâtre de Caen; MC2, Grenoble; Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg; Piccolo Teatro di Milano - Teatro d'Europa; Lincoln Center Festival, New York.
Executive Producer: C.I.C.T. / Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord

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