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The Magic Flute

The quest for truth and discovery

Step into a land of mystery, magic and adventure. With a magic flute and a set of magic bells for protection Tamino sets off on his quest to save Pamina from the grip of an evil enchanter, accompanied by his sidekick the endearing Bird Catcher. Along the way he encounters unforgettable characters – from the mysterious Queen of the Night to animals that can be tamed by music. But as he overcomes a series of challenges, all is not what it seems…

The Magic Flute is an opera for all ages, with a reputation for being the perfect first opera. WNO’s new production takes this enchanting fairy-tale and gives it a modern twist.  Set in a world of fantasy, feast your eyes on vibrant sets and costumes accompanied by Mozart’s sublime music and a witty story.

Sung in English, with surtitles in English.

Pre-show talk available, see the Extras tab for more details.

Running Time

Approx 2 Hours and 45 Mins including an interval.


Contains haze effects.

Standard Pricing
Tue - Thur 7.15pm £17 to £55
Executive Membership £6.00 off top two prices.
Young Person Under 16 £5.00 each when bought with a full paying adult, max. 4 per booking, available in all prices.
Groups (10+) £6.00 off. One free with every 20 paid, not available in highest price zone. Not available online - please call 02380 711811.
Schools & Young People's Groups (10+) £15.00 each plus one free supervisor with every 10 tickets. Not available for top price. Not available online - please email

Discounts do not apply to lowest price unless otherwise stated.


Subscriptions apply to all Operas in the Autumn 2022 and Spring 2023 seasons. 
Available on the top 3 prices only.

Book 5 operas and save 25% 
Book 4 operas and save 20% 
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Book 2 operas and save 10%

Not available online - please call Box Office on 02380 711811

Click here for further information on concessions, discounts & groups.

Accessible Performances

Touch Tour Touch Tour: Thursday 18 May 2023 at 5.45pm (see Extras tab for more information)

Audio Described Performance Audio Described: Thursday 18 May 2023 at 7.15pm


Pre-Show Talk

Tuesday 16, Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 May 2023 | 6pm | Southampton City Art Gallery | Running Time: Approx. 30 mins

Join us for a chance to discover more about The Magic Flute in this question and answer session. Have a burning question that you want to ask about the production? Do you want to know about the set, the performers, what life on tour is like, or where they trained to become a professional?

Reserve a place by calling our Box Office on 02380 711811.