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Only adults struggle with The Magic Flute. Kids get it

2 February 2019

9:00 AM

2 February 2019

9:00 AM

Spoiler alert: it’s all a dream. At least, I think that’s what we’re meant to take away from the business with which director James Brining accompanies the overture to Mozart’s The Magic Flute. A little girl in ochre pyjamas is trying to sleep while in an adjacent room braying, guffawing adults sit down to a formal dinner.

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