Salzburg Festival 2018: Die Zauberflöte



Magic opera, Singspiel, a comedy with spectacular stage effects, Masonic ritual with Egyptian mysteries, heroic-comic opera? Die Zauberflöte is heard more often and has been more frequently performed, discussed, queried and interrogated than almost any other work in the history of opera. It is rare for the mysteriousness and multiformity of a work to be adjured with such mantric intensity. It is equally rare for a work to enjoy such undisputed success despite all these debates – and for over two hundred years at that. Die Zauberflöte opens the 2018 Salzburg Festival. The American director Lydia Steier directs the production at the Großes Festspielhaus, which is conducted by Constantinos Carydis and features the Vienna Philharmonic and the Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus. Matthias Goerne sings the role of Sarastro, Albina Shagimuratova the Queen of the Night, Mauro Peter embodies Tamino, and Christiane Karg is his Pamina. Papageno and Papagena are sung by Adam Plachetka and Maria Nazarova. Klaus Maria Brandauer appears as a narrator.

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: 03:00:00
  • 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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