Opera In Two Acts Sarastro - Kurt Moll Konigin Der Nacht - Edita Gruberova Pamina - Lucia Popp Tamino - Francisco Araiza Papageno - Wolfgang Brendel Papagena - Gudrun Sieber Sprecher - Jan-Hendrik Rootering Monostatos - Norbert Orth
Since its premiere in a tiny suburban theatre in Vienna, "Die Zauberflote" has delighted audiences young and old for over 200 years. Mozart's Singspiel seamlessly alternates seriousness and jollity, and combines philosophical ideas with a fairytale world of wondrous animals and magical musical instruments. Emanuel Schikaneder's original production was theatrically inventive, and this new interpretation from director Simon McBurney emulates that in fresh and current terms. Fusing music, technology and stagecraft, this exciting production gives Die Zauberflote a refreshing new treatment that is both thrilling and simple in its approach. Following an overwhelming success on stage. McBurney's unique production received five-star reviews in the Dutch press: "a feast for the eyes and the ears" (Het Parool) and "Delicious!" (Trouw). Filmed in High Definition and recorded in true Surround Sound.
Part of the epoch-making release of Mozart's complete operas on film, Pierre Audi's production of this blithe fable suggests an operatic Garden of den, enhanced by the primary-coloured, story-book designs of Karel Appel. The tale of two young men undergoing a rite of passage to win heir perfect spouse inspired Mozart's most tuneful yet sublime core - superbly brought to life by Riccardo Muti and a distinguished cost of international soloists.
Legendary conductor Sir Georg Solti conducts one of Mozart's most popular operas — Die Zauberflote, recorded at the Salzburg Festival in 1991. This production has never been released on video, and even more uniquely, Sir Georg Solti appears as he did in 1937 under Toscanini on the glockenspiel. Leading a star cast is Rene Pape as Sarastro and Deon van der Walt as Tamino. Sarastro - Rene Pape Tamino - Deon Van Der Walt Sprecher - Franz Grundheber Erster Priester - Herbert Lippert Pamina - Ruth Ziesak Drei Damen - Inga Nielsen