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Die Zauberflöte, Glyndebourne Festival Opera review: The show breaks free of director Renaud Doucet’s contrived, PC rewrites

In his pre-show sales pitch, the French-Canadian director-choreographer Renaud Doucet announced, with a foot-stamping petulance, that Mozart’s Magic Flute is “a racist and mostly very sexist opera, which is something we couldn’t accept”. For this reason he and his designer André Barbe have spent the last 15 years turning down invitations …

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