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Mozart: Die Zauberflote / Ostman, Drottningholm Court Theatre

Mozart / Dahlberg / Biel / Samuelson / Polgar
Release Date: 05/26/2009 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 4517  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ann Christine BielStefan DahlbergMikael SamuelsonLászló Polgár,   ... 
Conductor:  Arnold Östman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Drottningholm Court Theatre OrchestraDrottningholm Court Theatre Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 2 Hours 41 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Following the death of Pamina's father, her mother, the Queen of the Night has lost her powers – her dying husband passed the sevenfold circle of the sun on to Sarastro, High Priest of the “Temple of Wisdom”. However she refuses to submit to the leadership of Sarastro and his followers and is determined to regain her power. To pre-empt her, Sarastro has kidnapped Pamina, the actual heiress of the Sun King. This wonderful production demonstrates Mozarts immerse skill in producing a wide variety of genres and styles.

Kultur is proud to present Mozart from the intimate setting of Sweden’s Drottningholm Court Theatre, dating back to 1766, providing a perfect stage for these operas and featuring excellent casts and superb
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“For true Mozart, stick with Drottningholm.”
- Gramophone

“Excellent standard… notable for the clarity of the period-instrument sound and for a production wholly appropriate to the tiny Drottningholm space.”
- Gramophone

Chorus and Orchestra of the Drottningholm Court Theatre Conducted by Arnold Östman Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder Featuring Stefan Dahlberg, Ann Christine Biel, Mikael Samuelson, Birgit Louise Frandsen, and Laszlo Polgar

Region: 1
Running Time: 161 minutes
Picture Format: NTSC
Color: Color
Language: German
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
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Works on This Recording

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Die Zauberflöte, K 620 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ann Christine Biel (Soprano), Stefan Dahlberg (Tenor), Mikael Samuelson (Baritone),
László Polgár (Bass), Birgit Louise Frandsen (Soprano)
Conductor:  Arnold Östman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra,  Drottningholm Court Theatre Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 

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