Unsurpassed Mozartian Riccardo Muti conducts the Vienna Philharmonic and a superb cast in an outstanding performance of Pierre Audi's fantastic, colourful production of Mozart's sublime 'singspiel.'
The cast is led by the superb German Bass René Pape, who has made the role of the priest Sorastro his own, and the remarkable coloratura soprano Diana Damrau, who brings fire and accuracy to the vocal pyrotechnics of The Queen Of The Night.
Die Zauberflöte is without doubt one of the most sublime and remarkable operas of all time. Though not fully understood the opera is clearly influenced by masonic themes ofRead more brotherhood and the pursuit of knowledge and enlightenment.
Artists: René Pape (Sarastro) Genia Kühmeier (Pamina) Paul Groves (Tamino) Diana Damrau (Queen of the Night) Inga Kalna (First Lady) Karine Deshayes (Second Lady) Ekaterina Gubanova (Third Lady) Christian Gerhaher (Papageno) Irena Bespalovaite (Papagena) Franz Grundheber (Speaker) Burkhard Ulrich (Monostatos) Franz Grundheber (Priest) Simon O'Neill (Man in Armour) Peter Loehle (Man in Armour) Xavier Mas (Priest)
Members of the Vienna Boys Choir Wiener Staatsopernchor Wiener Philharmoniker Riccardo Muti (Conductor) Pierre Audi (Director) Read less
Works on This Recording
Die Zauberflöte, K 620by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Performer:
Peter Loehle (Bass),
Simon O'Neill (Tenor),
Franz Grundheber (Baritone),
Burkhard Ulrich (Tenor),
Irena Bespalovaite (Soprano),
Christian Gerhaher (Baritone),
Ekaterina Gubanova (Mezzo Soprano),
Inga Kalna (Soprano),
Genia Kühmeier (Soprano),
Paul Groves (Tenor),
Diana Damrau (Soprano),
Karine Deshayes (Soprano),
René Pape (Bass)
Vienna State Opera Chorus,
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria
Average Customer Review: ( 1 Customer Review )
Great productionSeptember 2, 2015By R. Harrington (Waldoboro, ME)See All My Reviews"This is a sensitive and spellbinding production of The Magic Flute. I can imagine Mozart's original conducting was similar to Muti's exciting style. All performers are excellent actors as well as singers but Damrau's performance and singing of the Queen of the Night will bring chills down your spine. Unforgettable!"Report Abuse
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