Mozart: The Magic Flute for Children

Arthaus Musik: 101397

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Mozart: The Magic Flute for Children

Catalogue No:

(101 397)



Release date:

1st Feb 2010




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Mozart: The Magic Flute for Children

English and Japanese-language version


Die Zauberflöte, K620

Live Recording from The Zurich Opera House

Peter Kálmán (Papageno - English), Katsunori Kono (Papageno - Japanese), Franziska Rabl (Papagena - English), Rebeca Olvera (Papageno - Japanese), Boguslaw Bidzinski (Tamino - English), James Elliott (Tamino - Japanese), Irini Kyriakidou (Pamina - English), Christiane Kohl (Pamina - Japanese), Sen Guo (Queen of the Night - English), Eugenia Enguita (Queen of the Night - Japanese)

Zurich Opera, Thomas Barthel

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Musical Arrangements by Alexander Krampe, Directed and Script Arrangement by Ulrich Peter & Set Design and Costumes by Luigi Perego.

English and Japanese Language Version.

Mozart’s masterpiece is presented in a version shortened to 60 minutes for the youngest (from 5 years), young and also adult audiences, thus providing children with their first insight into the fascinating world of opera.

Papageno is the presenter, who accompanies the audience through the piece in an easily understandable, cheerful manner, and experiences his adventures with the prince Tamino, who has fallen in love with Pamina, the daughter of the Queen of the Night, and yearns to liberate her from the kingdom of Sarastro, who has abducted her. However, until the happy ending of the piece, there are numerous hindrances to be overcome, such as wild beasts that bar Tamino’s path, or Monostatos, who has also fallen in love with Pamina. And even if Papageno is in no mood for heroic deeds, his yearning for a “girl or young woman” is rewarded – and her name, of course, is Papagena.

Sound Format: PCM STEREO

DVD Format: DVD 9, NTSC

Picture Format: 16:9

Running Time: 60 mins

Languages: GB, JP

FSK: 0

BBC Music Magazine

February 2011


“consistent in its engagement with the young audience”

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