English National Opera - Die Zauberflöte Reviews
14 July 2020
Allan Clayton (Tamino), Ensemble
Ambur Braid (Queen of the Night), Lucy Crowe (Pamina)
Peter Coleman-Wright (Papageno), Ensemble
Catherine Young, Eleanor Dennis, Rachael Lloyd (Three Ladies), Allan Clayton (Tamino)
James Creswell (Sarastro), Lucy Crowe (Pamina)

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English National Opera

No. of reviews: 17

McBurney worries over character and detail at the expense of the big picture
18 Feb 16 / The Critics' Circle
If you haven't seen it before, Simon McBurney's Flute will seem truly magical
17 Feb 16 / Express
Lucy Crowe shines as a golden-toned and rapturous Pamina
14 Feb 16 / Express
Life-enhancing achievement
12 Feb 16 / The Spectator
Mozart epic is treated to a masterclass of invention
10 Feb 16 / Evening Standard
English National Opera’s outreach to a younger and wider audience is well served by Simon McBurney’s production
10 Feb 16 / Mark Ronan's Theatre Reviews
ENO’s Magic Flute lacks depth despite superb ensemble work
9 Feb 16 / Seen and Heard
As imaginative as the staging is, the real achievement of the evening lay in its music
9 Feb 16 / Opera Britannia
McBurney’s The Magic Flute may not constitute a vintage staging, but it is very warming and involving
9 Feb 16 / Music OMH
An incandescent Magic Flute from Mark Wigglesworth at ENO
9 Feb 16 / Bachtrack
Imaginative and beguiling
9 Feb 16 / The Stage
The strongest reasons to enthuse were musical
9 Feb 16 / Boulezian
An enchanting production and an example of progressive theatre making
8 Feb 16 / A Younger Theatre
Happy return of an exhilaratingly inventive production
8 Feb 16 / The Guardian
McBurney returns even more brilliant than before
8 Feb 16 / Independent
Simon McBurney's Complicite Mozart returns to English National Opera in a joyous revival
8 Feb 16 / What's on Stage
The Force is with it
7 Feb 16 / Telegraph
Production details
Crowe, Clayton, Coleman-Wright, Mafi, Braid, Creswell, Graham-Hall, Dennis, Young, Lloyd, Jeffrey, Charlesworth, Long, Charlesworth, Long
(c) Wigglesworth (d) McBurney
Performance dates
5, 11, 13, 16, 19, 25, 26 February, 3 March 2016
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