Marcus du Sautoy

Music, Classical and opera
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Mozart’s celestial masterpiece 'Die Zauberflöte' is more abstract and surreal than his other operas, and full of strange symbolism and ideas. What is their significance? What are their mathematical and philosophical roots? What is so special about the number three and the Masonic pentagon, and why might Mozart have been drawn to them?

Marcus du Sautoy, one of today’s leading mathematicians, explores the tension between order and chaos, symmetry and asymmetry, day and night, and much more in 'Die Zauberflöte'. This interactive evening ncludes performance of extracts from the opera.

Please be advised that this is an interactive performance. Audience members are invited to participate in various activities and exercises (excluding singing!) and are able to move freely around the theatre. There is plenty of seating for those who would like it. Please contact the Royal Opera House Box Office in advance of the performance if you have any mobility requirements.


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