The Magic Flute, Komische Oper Berlin, Edinburgh Festival.
The Magic Flute Christmas Day, 7pm, BBC Four Recorded at this year’s Glyndebourne Festival, opera fans shouldn’t miss this staging of Mozart’s The Magic Flute.
The Magic Flute is Mozart’s last operatic work and also the most amazing thanks to its mixture of genres and styles, from fantastic tale to philosophical fable, from Viennese comedy to virtuoso opera. An essential part of any Mozart festival such as the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, this Mozart’s masterpiece is presented in Simon McBurney’s fascinating production. The British director.
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An obviously good idea it may be, but it takes a lot to achieve it. In his production for the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, now on its second outing, Simon McBurney displays brilliant stagecraft and bottomless reserves of imagination: time after time, I was left wide-eyed in wonderment, with a huge smile on my face. But McBurney does much more: this is a director who has read and re-read every.
Running Time: 175 mins Genre: Musical, Art Certificate: Director: Simon McBurney Released: 9th March 2016.
The Magic Flute is one of the greatest and most popular operas ever written. It explores the search for true love and wisdom as the royal prince Tamino and the bird-catcher Papageno overcome a series of trials and tribulations in order to rescue Pamina from the grasp of the manipulative Queen of Night. Complicite artistic director Simon McBurney’s five-star production of Mozart’s timeless.
The Magic Flute Performed at the Longborough Festival Opera Theatre, Directed by THOMAS GUTHRIE.