9.0/10
130
5 user 1 critic

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 »

Director:

Sue Judd

Writer:

Emanuel Schikaneder (libretto)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

During World War I, in an unnamed country, a soldier named Tamino is sent by the Queen of the Night to rescue her daughter Pamina from the clutches of the supposedly evil Sarastro. But all is not as it seems.

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Stars: Joseph Kaiser, Amy Carson, Ben Davis
The Magic Flute (TV Movie 1975)
Comedy | Fantasy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The Queen of the Night offers her daughter Pamina to Tamino, but he has to bring her back from her father and priest Sarastro. She gives a magic flute to Tamino and magic bells to the bird ... See full summary »

Director: Ingmar Bergman
Stars: Ulrik Cold, Josef Köstlinger, Irma Urrila
Animation | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Directors: Giulio Gianini, Emanuele Luzzati
Stars: Marcello Barteli
The Queen (2006)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

After the death of Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction to a sequence of events nobody could have predicted.

Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell
Crime | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.

Directors: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise
Stars: Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The Magic Flute's all pervading themes of love and betrayal, reward and retribution, coupled with the encompassing power of Mozart's brilliant score have given rise to a motion picture set ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Sullivan
Stars: Warren Christie, Mireille Asselin, Rutger Hauer
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A young woman separated from her lover by war faces a life-altering decision.

Director: Jacques Demy
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Anne Vernon
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Hartmann Will Hartmann ... Tamino
Dorothea Röschmann Dorothea Röschmann ... Pamina
Diana Damrau Diana Damrau ... Queen of Night
Franz-Josef Selig Franz-Josef Selig ... Sarastro
Simon Keenlyside Simon Keenlyside ... Papageno
Ailish Tynan Ailish Tynan ... Papagena
Adrian Thompson Adrian Thompson ... Monostatos
Gillian Webster Gillian Webster ... First Lady
Christine Rice Christine Rice ... Second Lady
Yvonne Howard Yvonne Howard ... Third Lady
Thomas Allen Thomas Allen ... Speaker of the Temple
Matthew Beale Matthew Beale ... First Priest
Richard Van Allan Richard Van Allan ... Scond Priest
Alan Oke Alan Oke ... First Man in Armour
Graeme Broadbent Graeme Broadbent ... Second Man in Armour
Edit

Storyline

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).

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Fantasy | Romance | Music

Edit

Details

Country:

UK | Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

3 December 2011 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

La flauta mágica See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Blu-ray)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of Die Zauberflöte (2007) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Best of the Lot
11 November 2010 | by MikelMask1See all my reviews

I have seen many performances of Die Zauberflote on stage, on TV, and on DVD. This is by far the best of the lot. All of the performers are terrific. Many reviewers of the performance have commented on the outstanding work of Diana Damrau's Queen of the Night and Simon Keenlyside's Papageno and I completely agree. However, I also want to underline the emotional realism that Dorothea Roschmann was able to bring to her part as Pamina and the heroic stoicism of Will Hartmann as Tamino. Ailish Tynan, a singer whose work I was previously unfamiliar with, is a highlight as Papagena- whenever she showed up on stage, sparks flew. Franz-Josef Selig as Sarastro was able to be regal without being boring (it helps when you have a bass like his) and the Queen's Three Ladies were simultaneously beautiful, amusing, and threatening (no mean trick). Probably the thing that I liked best in this performance was staging the action in the Age of Enlightenment. This underlined the philosophical elements that Mozart input into the opera and took away, or at least greatly diminished, the fairy tale, fantasy aspects that are often focused upon in other performances. This staging also helped the humorous aspects of the Papageno/Pagagena relationship stand out since Ms. Tynan, dressed in garish 1960's/1970's garb, was an eye sore compared to the "proper" eighteenth century folk around her resulting in her performance being such a hoot (and was better than the P/P pair being dressed up as pseudo-birds). All in all, this is a fabulous performance which I cannot recommend any more highly.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed