1977-1978

The Magic Flute

49 works

Hockney’s second design commission for the Glyndebourne Festival Opera was a production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Early 19th century designs for the opera by Karl Friedrich Schinkel and a trip to see the sites in Egypt inspired Hockney's design. He produced a total of 35 backdrops for the opera.

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