Catch Graham Vick's 2018 production of Mozart's 'The Magic Flute/Il flauto magico' for Macerata Opera Festival by the Palais de les Arts Reina Sofia, in association with Birmingham Opera Company.

You can watch it for free online until 8th July 2021, 11:00 UK time (12:00 CET)!

Staging a mass revolt against the powers that be, Graham Vick enlisted nearly a hundred citizens from Macerata and immigrants as demonstrators occupying makeshift camps on the flanks of Sferisterio's impressive open air stage. Sung in simple, modern Italian, Mozart's famous Singspiel takes on a liveliness and spunk that stresses the opera's folk roots and conveys the sense that the action is unfolding around us today. 

Have a look below! 

Find out more about the background of The Magic Flute and Graham's vision for his production: The Magic Flute as a political instrument.

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