Plays Directory : The Magic Flute

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Mozart
  • Written
    1791
  • Setting
    Near and at the Temple of Isis, Memphis
  • Overview
    An opera in two acts composed by Wolfgang Amadaus Mozart in 1791, also adpated for screen by Kenneth Branagh in 2006.

    It was Mozart's first opera for popular theatre. The Magic Flute was hugely successful and enjoyed 197 performances in two years throughout the world. It has been described as an exotic fairy tale with mystical elements, or less charitably, a bungled children's story. It contains much symbolism relating to freemasonry, which was much in discussion at the time and under pressure from the authorities. Mozart and Emanuel Schikaneder (who provided the text), were both practising freemasons, and took the opportunity to exploit the forbidden rights on the stage. Much of the story is said to reflect the rituals and symbolism of freemasonry.

    The opera is set in Egypt. Two of the central characters are Pamina, the Queen's daughter, and Papageno, the Queen's bird catcher. The opera charts the exploits of Tamino, a prince, and Papageno the bird catcher, in rescuing Pamina who is imprisoned in the castle of a wicked demon, Sarastro. Their quest is aided by the supernatural assistance of the magic flute. Overcoming all manner of trials, the heroic duo succeed in releasing Pamina. Pamina and Tamino are then exposed to fiendish trials before they are received into the temple of Sarastro, who turns out not to be an inhuman monster but the High Priest of the Temple of Wisdom. The Gods choose for Papageno a wife, initially presented as an old crone as a test, but later transformed into Papagena a young befeathered creature. The story ends on a happy note, with Papagena and Papageno contemplating many little Pa Pa's. All's well that ends well.

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7 known characters

13 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Irene Castellano Domínguez
2019, Stage Manager
Chloe Willis
Chloe Willis
Costume Maker
2019, Costume Maker
Anna Kalabina
Anna Kalabina
Costume Maker
2019, Assistant Costume Designer & Crafts Artisan
Adam Tripp
Adam Tripp
Stage Manager
2019, Stage Manager
London Coliseum
Phoebe Longhi
Phoebe Longhi
Stylist
2019, Costume Designer
Alice Farrell
Alice Farrell
Costume Maker
2019, Dresser
Myles Lynch-Swift
Myles Lynch-Swift
Child Actor
2019, Junior Ensamble
The grand - Leeds, The Lowry - Salford Quays, Theatre Royal - Newcastle & Nottingham
Annie Abd Elkader
Annie Abd Elkader
Wig Assistant
2019, Wig and Make up Assistant
U.K. Touring Venues
Samuel Thompson
Samuel Thompson
Costume Maker
2019, Costume assistant (Alterations and wardrobe)
Matthew Coulton
2019, Actor / Ensemble
Coliseum
Abi Sansome
Abi Sansome
Makeup Artist (SFX)
2019, WHAM Designer and Artist
Annemarie Anang
2019, Chorus
Daniel Carter-Brennan
2018, Assistant Director
Wayne Dowdeswell
Wayne Dowdeswell
Lighting Designer
2018, Lighting Designer
Longborough Festival Opera
Rose Miller
Rose Miller
Actor
2018, Chorus
Rose Miller
Rose Miller
Actor
2018, Chorus
Rose Miller
Rose Miller
Actor
2018, Chorus
Daniel Carter-Brennan
Daniel Carter-Brennan
Lighting Designer
2018, Assistant Director
Eureka Toki
Eureka Toki
AD (1st)
2018, Assistant Director
Deanna Dys
Deanna Dys
Choreographer
2018, Choreographer

Alternative Names

Magic Flute