This Thursday, 7 November, will see Gergely Madaras make his professional operatic debut conducting Simon McBurney’s new production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute
at the English National Opera
Complicite’s artistic director McBurney returns to ENO where he previously made his operatic debut in 2010 with A Dog’s Heart to stage this new production, co-produced with De Nederlandse Opera where it premiered in December 2012. It is the ENO’s first new production of the opera since Nicholas Hytner’s much-revived production for the company was retired, and makes the orchestra a visible part of the action and uses breathtaking projections throughout. It also features ENO Harewood Artist Eleanor Dennis as First Lady, a role she sang earlier this season at the Drottnighom Court Theatre with the Swedish Radio Orchestra under Daniel Harding.
Gergely Madaras was appointed as the inaugural recipient of the Charles Mackerras Fellowship of the English National Opera in 2012 and this production marks his ENO debut.
The 2013/14 season will also see Gergely take up the exciting post of Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Orchestre Dijon Bourgogne. His debut season will see him tackle a varied programme including Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem
, a fully staged Peer Gynt
as well as various symphonic performances.
for more information about the production and performance dates.