Director Sir Thomas Allen creates Mozartean Magic in Glasgow!

Bravo to Sir Thomas Allen whose new production of ‘The Magic Flute’ is a triumph at Scottish Opera

Following on from their previous successes at Scottish Opera, Sir Thomas Allen and designer Simon Higlett have had another hit with this imaginative take on Mozart’s The Magic Flute, winning over audiences and critics alike. Inspired by Victorian steampunk, this beautifully crafted production brings together elements of the Victorian music hall and the burlesque with the world of industrial revolution Glasgow in a spectacular visual feast. 

The critics have unanimously applauded the show, with Richard Morrison in the Times describing it as “one of the most entertaining and ingenious productions of Mozart’s final stage work I have seen.” 

In The Scotsman, David Kettle praises Allen’s production as “something of a riot from start to finish, finely crafted, vividly characterised, and teeming with telling detail, from the Magritte-like floating boy guides to the voluptuous yet lascivious ladies sent by the Queen of the Night..a thrilling show, expertly executed, and most importantly, a real hoot.”

And the Herald sums it up: “the whole thing is a triumph.”

Bravo Sir Tom! The performances continue in Glasgow this week before touring to Aberdeen, Inverness, Edinburgh, and Belfast. 

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