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The Magic Flute (1975)

Trollflöjten (original title)
A production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera "The Magic Flute" is presented, this film which blurs the lines of it as a stage production - not only with aspects of the theater stage ... See full summary »


Ingmar Bergman (uncredited)


Emanuel Schikaneder (libretto), Ingmar Bergman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Josef Köstlinger ... Tamino
Irma Urrila ... Pamina
Håkan Hagegård Håkan Hagegård ... Papageno
Elisabeth Erikson Elisabeth Erikson ... Papagena
Britt-Marie Aruhn Britt-Marie Aruhn ... Första damen
Kirsten Vaupel Kirsten Vaupel ... Andra damen
Birgitta Smiding Birgitta Smiding ... Tredje damen
Ulrik Cold ... Sarastro
Birgit Nordin Birgit Nordin ... Nattens Drottning
Ragnar Ulfung Ragnar Ulfung ... Monostatos
Erik Sædén Erik Sædén ... Talaren
Ulf Johansson ... Andra prästen
Gösta Prüzelius ... Första prästen
Jerker Arvidson Jerker Arvidson ... Vakt i Prövningens Hus
Hans Johansson Hans Johansson ... Vakt i Prövningens Hus


A production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera "The Magic Flute" is presented, this film which blurs the lines of it as a stage production - not only with aspects of the theater stage shown, but also the occasional shot of the audience members watching it, and the performers going through their backstage routines during intermission - and a movie as the set moves out from the confines of the stage. The actual story concerns Tamino, a prince, falling in love with Pamina solely from seeing her photograph, Pamina's mother, the Queen of the Night, vowing that Pamina will be his if he rescues her from Sarastro, a demon who has captured her. On behalf of the Queen, three of her attendants, "ladies", who saved Tamino from a serpent, provide him with a magic flute to entice Pamina, and three child angels, who will act as his guides. The ladies also dispatch the pan-flute playing Papageno, a bird catcher who laments not being married himself, with Tamino, they providing him with magic bells ... Written by Huggo

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One of the people shown repeatedly during the overture is Alootook Ipellie, one of Canada's best-known Inuit artists and poets. Ipellie was attending a meeting of the International Inuit Circumpolar Conference in Stockholm during the production, and was picked off the street because of his unusual features. See more »


Första damen: [singing] This is indeed a youth most fair
Andra damen: Such beauty in a man is rare
Tredje damen: Indeed, he has a graceful air
Första damenAndra damenTredje damen: Could I by love enchanted be, This youth alone could capture me, This youth alone could capture me...
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Loved It
17 February 2004 | by jpmd88See all my reviews

I first saw Ingmar Bergman's version of W.A. Mozart's (1756-1791) Die Zauberflote on betamax way back in the 90's. I really fell in love with Mozart's works after that. This terrific 1975 rendition is magical and stays true to what Mozart probably intended it to be. A great opera singspiel.

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Release Date:

1 January 1975 (Sweden) See more »

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Box Office


$650,000 (estimated)

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Production Co:

Sveriges Radio See more »
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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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