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The Magic Flute (2003)

One of the most iconic operas of all time; "The Magic Flute" (Die Zauberflöte) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is about a Prince, Tamino, conquering all odds to be wise and to rescue the ... See full summary »

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Will Hartmann ...
Dorothea Röschmann ...
Diana Damrau ...
Franz-Josef Selig ...
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Adrian Thompson ...
Gillian Webster ...
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Christine Rice ...
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One of the most iconic operas of all time; "The Magic Flute" (Die Zauberflöte) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is about a Prince, Tamino, conquering all odds to be wise and to rescue the daughter, Pamina, of the Queen of the Night. This is one of the best known productions of this opera, in Covent Garden- London 2003. Conducted by Sir Colin Davis, performers include Simon Keenlyside as Papageno, Dorothea Röschmann as Pamina, Will Hartmann as Tamino and the legendary Diana Damrau as the Queen of the Night (Königin Der Nacht).

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A very good version of The Magic Flute

Diana Damrau sings as an angel and as a devil at once. She scares Pamina so much that the poor girl actually shudders when Diana touches her. She radiates megawatts of strength. Truly outstanding.

Papageno and Pamina are good enough. Maybe Monostatos overacts the comic side of the role. Sarastro, who happens to be my favorite character, is not a match to the Queen of Night. Pamino and Papagena are, well, I have not fully made my mind on them.

I'd give top scores to the orchestra and direction. Costumes: good enough, some are a bit too modern. Sarastro ought to look like a priest, but doesn't.

A superb performance. You will want to watch it again and again. Don't allow Diana to sing out real loud, she might break some glasses.


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