The Magic Flute

Release date
Location
Glyndebourne
Duration
2:53
Interval
1
Language
German
Subtitles
English,
French
Opera
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Musical direction
Ryan Wigglesworth
Stage direction
Barbe & Doucet

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
The Glyndebourne Chorus

Photo
Photo credit
© Glyndebourne Productions Ltd. Photo: Bill Cooper

Main informations

Enchantment meets Enlightenment politics in Mozart’s final operatic masterpiece. True love conquers all in a colourful fairytale that pits the forces of darkness against truth, goodness and light. Barbe et Doucet direct Glyndebourne’s first new production of Die Zauberflöte in over a decade. Composed just months before his death, Mozart’s final stage work is a heady blend of knock-about comedy and contemplative beauty – a musical masterpiece that reimagines opera for the Age Of Enlightenment. The sweetness and apparent simplicity of this enchanting score conceals a great deal of sophistication, weaving some of the composer’s most beautiful and best-loved melodies together in an elegant allegory whose wicked queens and noble princes are just the beginning of the story.

Still of the production
Artistic team

A singspiel in two acts (1791)
Music / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto / Emanuel Schikaneder

Conductor / Ryan Wigglesworth
Direction and Design / Barbe & Doucet
Puppet Designer and Puppet Coach / Patrick Martel
Lighting Designer / Guy Simard

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
The Glyndebourne Chorus

Film director / François Roussillon

Cast

Tamino / David Portillo
Pamina / Sofia Fomina
Sarastro / Brindley Sherratt
Papageno / Björn Bürger
Queen of the NightCaroline Wettergreen
Monostatos / Jörg Schneider
First Lady / Esther Dierkes
Second LadyMarta Fontanals-Simmons
Third Lady / Katharina Magiera
Speaker / Michael Kraus
Papagena / Alison Rose
Second Priest, First Man in Armour / Thomas Atkins
First Priest, Second Man in Armour / Martin Snell

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