The Magic Flute

26th, 27th and 29th July at 19:00 • Matinée 30th July at 14:00

The Coade Hall, Bryanston, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 9LH

An opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart • Libretto after Emanuel Schikaneder translated by Christopher Cowell, dialogue by Paul Carr • Sung in English with surtitles

Brief Synopsis

In a mythical land, the Queen of the Night asks Tamino to rescue her daughter Pamina from the evil enchanter Sarastro. Being shown her portrait, Tamino falls in love with Pamina so readily agrees and, accompanied by the bird-catcher Papageno and armed with a magic flute, begins his quest…


Conductor Jeremy Carnall is indisposed due to Covid.  We are most grateful to José Miguel Esandi for stepping in to conduct.

Cast & Creative Team

Pamina Jamie Groote
The Queen of the Night Hannah Sawle
Tamino Ted Black
Papageno Felix Kemp
Sarastro Ossian Huskinson
Speaker Stuart Pendred
Monastatos Aled Hall
First Lady Naomi Harvey
Second Lady Anne Marie Owens
Third Lady Gaynor Keeble
Second Priest Jamie Formoy
First Priest Stuart Pendred
First Armed Man Jamie Formoy
Second Armed Man Stuart Pendred
Papagena Caroline Kennedy
First Boy Lydia Mee
Second Boy Charlotte Forfar
Third Boy Annie George
Conductor José Miguel Esandi (replacing Jeremy Carnall)
Director Paul Carr
Assistant Alicia Frost
Designer Bridget Kimak
Costume designer Stewart J Charlesworth
Lighting designer James Smith
Chorus master Nicolas Mansfield
Orchestra Leader David Spencer