A Magic Flute

Peter Brook / C.I.C.T. / Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord

April 16, 2013 21:00

Teatro Era di Pontedera | IT

Show with Italian surtitles
Duration 1h30

full price 35 € / reduced price 30 €
students 20 €


We see Mozart coming towards us with a wicked smile, ready to play tricks on us, to catch us unawares. We hold out our arms to him, with the same impudence that hides a deep love and respect for the essential qualities he reveals.
This will be a Magic Flute far from the expected ways. The vast panoply of scenic effects, the heavy and solemn symbolism are all put aside.
In their place, the audiences will find an ever-young Mozart surrounded by an equally young and talented cast of singers and musicians ready, like the composer, to improvise, transpose, to explore new colours, to juggle with forms.
We propose a light, effervescent Flute, where an intimacy with the performers will allow the tenderness and the depth of the score to appear.


freely adapted by Peter Brook, Franck Krawczyk and Marie-Hélène Estienne
directed by Peter Brook
lights: Philippe Vialatte
piano: Vincent Planès
with: Malia Bendi Merad (Queen of the Night), Anne-Emmanuelle Davy (Pamina), Antonio Figueroa (Tamino),
Virgile Frannais (Papageno), Betsabée Haas (Papagena), Alex Mansoori (Monostatos), Vincent Pavesi (Sarastro)
actor: Abdou Ouologuem – walk-on actor: Jean Dauriac
dresser: Alice François – surtitles: Guillaume Cailleau
stage manager: Jean Dauriac – tour manager: Thomas Becelewski – photo: Alicia Peres
production: C.I.C.T. / Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Paris with the support of: Centre International de Recherche Théâtrale
in co-produzione with: Festival d’Automne, Paris; Attiki Cultural Society, Athens; Musikfest Bremen; Théâtre de Caen; MC2, Grenoble; Barbican, London; Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg; Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d’Europa; Lincoln Center Festival, New York
Within “Una stagione per la Toscana” – Fondazione Pontedera Teatro and Fabbrica Europa 2013

Tuesday, April 16th the show will be followed by a public meeting with the artists.

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