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Magic Flute For Children / Levine, Rydl, Cotrubas, Donat, Schreier

Release Date: 11/16/2010 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 107201  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Edda MoserZdislawa DonatPeter SchreierKurt Rydl,   ... 
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic OrchestraVienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Magic Flute was the sensation of the season in 1978. It received enormous and unanimous approval, endless applause on the night and brought on an unusual state of accord in the international press, where enthusiastic reviews soon gave the staging legendary status. Christian Boesch became one of the progenitors of this movement when he created a new version of Mozart’s popular opera, in which Papageno becomes the storyteller. He worked with director Jean-Pierre Ponnelle to develop a concept that presents Mozart’s wondrous mystery play – based on the Salzburg Festival production 1978 – in such a way that it encourages young audiences to relate to the genre and exposes them to the magic inherent in this particular work.

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Concept and Script: Christian Boesch
Based on a staging by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle

Sarastro: Kurt Rydl
Tamino: Peter Schreier
Königin Der Nacht: Zdzislawa Donat
Pamina: Ileana Cotrubas
First Lady: Edda Moser
Second Lady: Ann Murray
Papageno: Christian Boesch
Papagena: Gudrun Sieber
Monostatos - Horst Hiestermann
Slave - Christian Spatzek

Live recording from the Felsenreitschule Salzburg, 1982.

Format: LPCM Stereo, 4:3 NTSC
Picture Format: , NTSC Subtitled Languages: English, German, French Run Time: 106 mins
Region Code: 0 (Worldwide)
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Works on This Recording

Die Zauberflöte, K 620 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Edda Moser (Soprano), Zdislawa Donat (Soprano), Peter Schreier (Tenor),
Kurt Rydl (Bass), Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano), Ann Murray (Mezzo Soprano),
Christian Boesch (Baritone), Gudrun Sieber (Soprano)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 

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