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Mozart - The Magic Flute DVD 2014 Opera in 2 Acts / Directed by Robert Herzl / Junge Bundesländer Philharmonie, Honved-Ensemble Budapest, Stagione d'Opera Italiana / Conducted by Michael Lessky / Silverline Classics

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Mozart - The Magic Flute DVD 2014 Opera in 2 Acts / Directed by Robert Herzl / Junge Bundesländer Philharmonie, Honved-Ensemble Budapest, Stagione d'Opera Italiana / Conducted by Michael Lessky

UPC 4028462800194

REGION 0 PAL DVD (ALL REGIONS)

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AUDIO: Dolby Surround 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles: English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese

Runtime: 100 minutes

 

English Summary:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical period.

Born in Salzburg, Mozart showed prodigious ability from his earliest childhood. Already competent on keyboard and violin, he composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty. At 17, Mozart was engaged as a musician at the Salzburg court but grew restless and travelled in search of a better position. While visiting Vienna in 1781, he was dismissed from his Salzburg position. He chose to stay in the capital, where he achieved fame but little financial security. During his final years in Vienna, he composed many of his best-known symphonies, concertos, and operas, and portions of the Requiem, which was largely unfinished at the time of his early death at the age of 35. The circumstances of his death have been much mythologized.

The Magic Flute / German: Die Zauberflöte, K. 620, is an opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. The work is in the form of a Singspiel, a popular form during the time it was written that included both singing and spoken dialogue. The work premiered on 30 September 1791 at Schikaneder's theatre, the Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, just two months before the composer's premature death.

In this opera, the Queen of the Night persuades Prince Tamino to rescue her daughter Pamina from captivity under the high priest Sarastro; instead, he learns the high ideals of Sarastro's community and seeks to join it. Separately, then together, Tamino and Pamina undergo severe trials of initiation, which end in triumph, with the Queen and her cohorts vanquished. The earthy Papageno, who accompanies Tamino on his quest, fails the trials completely but is rewarded anyway with the hand of his ideal female companion, Papagena.

 

Artists and Contributors:

ChoirHonved-Ensemble Budapest*, Stagione D'Opera ItalianaComposed ByWolfgang Amadeus MozartConductorMichael LesskyDirected ByRobert HerzlOrchestraJunge Bundesländer Philharmonie
ProducerWolfgang WernerVocals [Königin der Nacht]Erika Miklosa
Vocals [Pamina]Birgit BeerVocals [Papagena]Elisabeth Ofenböck
Vocals [Papageno]Sebastian HolecekVocals [Sarastro]Maxim MihailovVocals [Tamino]Michael Kurz
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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