|Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart|| |
Die Zauberflöte, K620 (The Magic Flute)
Maximilian Schmitt (Tenor), Christina Landshamer (Soprano), Thomas Oliemans (Baritone), Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Tenor), Brindley Sherratt (Bass), Nina Lejderman (Soprano), Íride Martínez (Soprano)
Chorus of the Dutch National Opera
Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
Simon McBurney (Σκηνοθέτης)
Recorded live at the De Nederlandse Opera, February 2014
Since its premiere in a tiny suburban theatre in Vienna, Die Zauberflote has delighted audiences young and old for over 200 years. Mozart’s Singspiel seamlessly alternates seriousness and jollity, and combines philosophical ideas with a fairytale world of wondrous animals and magical musical instruments.
Emanuel Schikaneder’s original production was theatrically inventive, and this new interpretation from director Simon McBurney emulates that in fresh and current terms.
Fusing music, technology and stagecraft, this exciting production gives Die Zauberflote a refreshing new treatment that is both thrilling and simple in its approach.