L'Opéra Royal: La Flûte Enchantée

 

Distribution:

Mauro Peter, Siobhan Stagg, Roderick Williams

 

Genre: Show

Movie Rating: General

Runtime: 3h10

Quality: Digital

 

Synopsis

Mozart’s glorious opera The Magic Flute is brought enchantingly to life in David McVicar’s production with beautiful sets by John Macfarlane. Prince Tamino promises the Queen of the Night that he will rescue her daughter Pamina from the enchanter Sarastro. He begins his quest, accompanied by the bird-catcher Papageno – but all is not as it seems. David McVicar’s classic production embraces both the seriousness and comedy of Mozart’s work. The audience is transported to a fantastical world of dancing animals, fl ying machines and dazzlingly starry skies. The setting provides a wonderful backdrop for Mozart’s kaleidoscopic score, from the Queen of the Night’s coloratura fi reworks to Tamino and Pamina’s lyrical love duets and Papageno’s hearty, folksong-like arias. As well as being a comedy The Magic Flute is an expression of Mozart’s profound spiritual beliefs: focus on enlightenment concerns along with the search for wisdom and virtue are at the heart of this enchanting tale. The Magic Flute was an instant success with audiences, and Mozart’s supposed rival Salieri described it as an ‘ operone ’ – a great opera.

Release Date:

September 29, 2017