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Mozart: Die Zauberflöte DVD (The Royal Opera) 2017

Prince Tamino (Mauro Peter) promises the Queen of the Night (Sabine Devieilhe) that he will rescue her daughter Pamina (Siobhan Stagg) from the enchanter Sarastro. He begins his quest, accompanied by the bird-catcher Papageno (Roderick Williams) – but all is not as it seems…

David McVicar’s classic production embraces both the seriousness and comedy of Mozart’s work. The audience is transported to a fantastical world of dancing animals, flying machines and dazzlingly starry skies. The setting provides a wonderful backdrop for Mozart’s kaleidoscopic score, from the Queen of the Night’s coloratura fireworks to Tamino and Pamina’s lyrical love duets and Papageno’s hearty, folksong-like arias.

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Pamina: Siobhan Stagg
Tamino: Mauro Peter
Papageno: Roderick Williams
Sarastro: Mika Kares
Queen of the Night: Sabine Devieilhe
First Lady: Rebecca Evans
Second Lady: Angela Simkins
Third Lady: Susan Platts
Monostatos: Peter Bronder
Papagena: Christina Gansch

Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Julia Jones
Concert Master: Vasko Vassilev
Director: David McVicar
Designer: John Macfarlane
Lighting Designer: Paule Constable
Movement Director: Leah Hausman

Extra Features: Why Mozart’s Magic Flute is a masterpiece – an introduction; The musical secrets of Mozart’s Magic Flute; Cast gallery

Picture: 16:9
Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo + Dolby Digital 5.1
Region code: 0 Worldwide
Format: NTSC
Running time: 160mins 
Recorded: 2017
Subtitles:  EN, FR, DE, JP, KO