Salzburg Festival 2012: Die Zauberflöte
|Composer:||Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart|
|Orchestra:||Concentus Musicus Wien / Chorus: KV Wiener Staatsopernchor|
|Director:||Felix Breisach / Jens-Daniel Herzog|
|Producers:||A co-production of ORF, Arte and UNITEL in cooperation with Salzburg Festival and CLASSICA|
A Salzburg Festival performance of The Magic Flute in Mozart’s native city is always a special event, and when it is the first performance on period instruments, conducted by the Mozart specialist Nikolaus Harnoncourt with “his” Concentus Musicus ensemble, then it is the sort of event which attracts a great degree of international attention and anticipation in advance. Anticipation which is then rewarded: “Harnoncourt conducts with precision and finesse”, wrote the Financial Times. According to the Kurier newspaper, there was “much that is new, most of it fascinating, some of it astounding in its musical interpretation”, while Concentus Musicus “produces a surprisingly powerful sound” (Financial Times).