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Mozart’s magical opera brought to life!

Author: Opus Arte

David McVicar’s classic production embraces both the seriousness and comedy of Mozart’s work. The audience is transported by his kaleidoscopic score.

  • Die Zauberflöte | Copyright: © ROH 2017. Photograph by Tristram Kenton

    Die Zauberflöte © ROH 2017. Photograph by Tristram Kenton

  • Die Zauberflöte | Copyright: © ROH 2017. Photograph by Tristram Kenton

    Die Zauberflöte © ROH 2017. Photograph by Tristram Kenton

  • Die Zauberflöte | Copyright: © ROH 2017. Photograph by Tristram Kenton

    Die Zauberflöte © ROH 2017. Photograph by Tristram Kenton

Prince Tamino (Mauro Peter) promises the Queen of the Night (Sabine Devieilhe) that he will rescue her daughter Pamina (Siobhan Stagg) from the enchanter Sarastro. He begins his quest, accompanied by the bird-catcher Papageno (Roderick Williams) – but all is not as it seems…

Mozart wrote Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) for a suburban theatre in Vienna, the Theater auf der Wieden. He drew on the magical spectacle and earthy comedy of popular Viennese theatre. As well as being a comedy, The Magic Flute is an expression of Mozart’s profound spiritual beliefs: Enlightenment concerns with the search for wisdom and virtue are at the heart of this enchanting tale. The Magic Flute was an instant success with audiences and Mozart’s supposed rival Salieri described it as an ‘operone’ – a great opera.

David McVicar’s classic production embraces both the seriousness and comedy of Mozart’s work. The audience is transported to a fantastical world of dancing animals, flying machines and dazzlingly starry skies. The setting provides a wonderful backdrop for Mozart’s kaleidoscopic score, from the Queen of the Night’s coloratura fireworks to Tamino and Pamina’s lyrical love duets and Papageno’s hearty, folksong-like arias.

Genre Opera
Production year 2017
Audio format Dolby Digital Stereo + Dolby Digital 5.1 (DVD) / LPCM 2.0 + DTS-HD Master Audio Surround (Blu-ray)
Director David McVicar
Distribution TV Naxos Rights (Europe) Ltd
Distribution DVD Naxos Rights (Europe) Ltd
Distribution VOD / SVOD Naxos Rights (Europe) Ltd
Soloist Siobhan Stagg
Soloist Mauro Peter
Soloist Roderick Williams
Soloist Sabine Devieilhe

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