If you’ve never seen an opera – but fancy giving it a go – then The Magic Flute is a brilliant place to start! 

Mid Wales Opera will be visiting The Riverfront on Thursday 4 May with the opera The Magic Flute. It’s got everything you need for a great night out:-

  • Handsome prince – check
  • Pretty princess in peril – check
  • The baddest of baddies - definitely
  • Trials and tests to win your true love
  • Some properly comic characters thrown in for good measure
  • And we’re not letting on…but let’s hope they all live happily ever after.

It’s also perfectly family friendly. We’ve put an age guidance of 7 years plus on our new production, but that’s simply because it’s a fairly long show and younger children’s attention might wander.

So what can you expect?

Well for a start you may well already know some of the music. Check out the soprano tour de force that is The Queen of the Night aria on YouTube or the delightful Papageno/Papageno duet.

And the great things about Mid Wales Opera’s productions is they are sung in English – so no German, no problem, you’ll understand every line.

The second thing you need to know is that it’s pretty much a pantomime in all but name – but please don’t boo!  There is even an animated version you can watch done by the BBC and Welsh National Opera if you’d rather know the full story before you go or watch it with the children - great blue serpent included. Be warned though it might ruin the surprise.

Be brave and give it a go! The Magic Flute by Mid Wales Opera will be at The Riverfront on Thursday 4 May 2016 at 7.30pm. For more info on the show or to book online check out the show page here