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Mozart: Die Zauberflote / Reiter, Reinhardt, Durlovski, Bobro, Schmutzhard, Summers

Release Date: 10/29/2013 
Label:  C Major   Catalog #: 713708  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ana DurlovskiAlfred ReiterNorman ReinhardtBernarda Bobro,   ... 
Conductor:  Patrick Summers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony OrchestraPrague Philharmonic Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 2 Hours 30 Mins. 

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What begins like a fairy-tale turns into a whimsical fantasy halfway between magic farce and Masonic mysticism: The Magic Flute links a love story with the great questions of the Enlightenment, juxtaposes bird-catcher charm with queenly vengeance, and bewitches the listener with music that mixes cheerful melodies, lovers’ arias, show-stopping coloraturas and mysterious chorales.

W. A. Mozart’s opera premiered in 1791 and is one of the most often performed operas in the world. The 2013/2014 production on the Bregenz Festival lake stage impresses the audience with a fantastic setting framed by three dog-dragons, each of them
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“David Pounty finds stunning answers to the everlasting questions surrounding ‘The Magic Flute’.”-- Tagesspiegel

“The ‘play on the lake’ in Bregenz takes the audience into a fantasy world.” -- Salzburger Nachrichten

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE

Sarastro – Alfred Reiter
Tamino – Norman Reinhardt
Königin der Nacht – Ana Durlovski
Pamina – Bernarda Bobro
Papageno – Daniel Schmutzhard
Papagena – Dénise Beck

Prague Philharmonic Chorus
Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Patrick Summers, conductor

David Pountney, stage director
Johan Engels, set designer
Marie-Jeanne Lecca, costume and puppet designer
Fabrice Kebour, lighting designer

Recorded live from the Bregenz Festival, July 2013

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: Dolby Digital 2.0 / DTS 5.0
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: German, English, French, Spanish, Korean, Chinese
Running time: 150 mins
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)

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Works on This Recording

Die Zauberflöte, K 620 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ana Durlovski (Soprano), Alfred Reiter (Bass), Norman Reinhardt (Tenor),
Bernarda Bobro (Soprano), Daniel Schmutzhard (Baritone), Dénise Beck (Soprano)
Conductor:  Patrick Summers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Prague Philharmonic Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 

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