Salzburg Festival 2018: Die Zauberflöte


Mozart’s timeless masterpiece at the Salzburg Festival – it doesn’t get much better than this! Especially when “The Magic Flute” receives such a “spectacular and virtuosic staging” (Le Figaro) by American director Lydia Steier. Her colourful, fairy-tale production conjures up magical scenes and revolves around Hollywood star Klaus Maria Brandauer as grandfather, who reads the fantastical story of Tamino’s quest to his three grandchildren. The Three Boys are sung “technically flawlessly and expressively by three members of the Wiener Sängerknaben, a pure joy” (Spiegel Online). Constantinos Carydis leads a young ensemble of world class singers and draws “precise phrasing and plenty of crisp articulation from the Wiener Philharmoniker” (Financial Times). A delight already enjoyed by over one million TV viewers in Germany alone!

Additional Info

  • No: A04050092
  • Composer: Wolfgang A. Mozart
  • Conductor: Constantinos Carydis
  • Orchestra: Wiener Philharmoniker; Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor
  • Artists: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Matthias Goerne, Mauro Peter, Albina Shagimurotava, Christiane Karg, Adam Plachetka, Maria Nazarova
  • Production year: 2018
  • Run time: 02:24:00
  • Director: Stage Director: Lydia Steier
  • Producers: ORF, ZDF/arte, UNITEL in collaboration with the Vienna Philharmonic and the Salzburg Festival
  • Format: HDTV 16:9
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