The Magic Flute - Live in HD (DVD) - Met Opera

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The Magic Flute - Live in HD (DVD) - Met Opera

Experience Julie Taymor`s breathtaking production of Mozart`s timeless operatic fairy tale. This abridged, English-language presentation for families launched the Met`s Live in HD series of movie-theater transmissions and appeals to music lovers of all ages. Filmed in High Definition Widescreen.

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeaus Mozart
Conductor: James Levine
Directors: Julie Taymore, Gary Halvorson
Release Date: August 16, 2011
Recorded: 2006

Artists:
Ying Huang
 Nathan Gunn
 Matthew Polenzani
 René Pape

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
The Metropolitan Opera Chorus
Label: NAXOS

DVD Format: NTSC/Color/16:9
Region Code: Region Free, Worldwide
Run time 112 mins
Language: English
Subtitles: English


Editorial Reviews


The inaugural broadcast of the Peabody and Emmy®-award winning series The Met Live in HD.

The Magic Flute has delighted audiences of all ages for centuries. Julie Taymor`s dazzling English-language production brings one of Mozart s greatest works to life as never before.

James Levine leads a cast that includes Ying Huang as Pamina in her Met debut, Nathan Gunn, Matthew Polenzani, Erika Miklosa and Rene Papa.

Taken from the December 30, 2006 live performance.

History

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte)

Mozart’s final opera (written before La Clemenza di Tito but first performed later) premiered in Vienna in September 1791, just weeks before the composer’s death, with Mozart conducting the orchestra from the fortepiano. A timeless fairy tale, it was a major success from the beginning and never lost its place as one of the most popular works in the repertoire. Julie Taymor’s beloved Met production opened in 2004. Its abridged English-language version, which returns in December 2013 as the company’s annual holiday presentation for families, inaugurated the Met’s Live in HD series of performance transmissions to movie theaters around the world in 2006.

 

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