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Order number A 108 095
W. A. Mozart: The King's Magic Flute
A 108 095
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Price EUR 29,90*

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Order number D 108 094
W. A. Mozart: The King's Magic Flute
D 108 094

2 DVD-Video Box

Price EUR 24,90

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2.0 PCM Stereo

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German, English
“The King's Magic Flute”

Mozart: The Magic Flute
Opera in two acts, KV 620

after Emanuel Schikaneder
Papageno narration after Klaus Jörg Schönmetzler

Direction, production and musical direction
Enoch zu Guttenberg

„Real“ Papageno
Gerd Anthoff

Tamino | Emperor Franz Joseph I.
Jörg Dürmüller

Pamina | Empress Elisabeth
Susanne Bernhard

Queen of the Night | Archduchess Sophie of Austria
Antje Bitterlich

Sarastro | King Ludwig II.
Tareq Nazmi

Papageno | Duke Max Emanuel in Bavaria
Jochen Kupfer

Monostatos | Prince Bismarck
Martin Petzold

and others

Orchestra KlangVerwaltung
Chorgemeinschaft Neubeuern

Live from the Prinzregententheater Munich, 2013

(German, English)
· Background information on conception and production

Mozart and the Majesties – Role-Playing among Royals

The old Papageno remembers – he is plunged unexpectedly into the past and gets mixed up in an illustrious assembly that has gathered to perform Mozart's “Magic Flute”.

The aristocratic actors:
Ludwig II in person (Sarastro), Emperor Franz Joseph (Tamino), his mother Sophie (Queen of the Night), Empress Elisabeth (Pamina) and other members of the political elite of the time. Each of them takes on one of the well-known roles under the critical eye of the (real) Papageno, who observes the amateurish efforts of the protagonists with growing indignation.

The audience is presented with a cunning play within a play.

This version of Mozart's “Magic Flute”, which was performed for the first time at the Herrenchiemsee Festival in 2010 under the direction of Enoch zu Guttenberg, draws on a common 19th-century practice: in aristocratic families, putting on classic German theatre works in extravagant amateur performances was a ritual designed to show off a good education. Ludwig II of Bavaria also stood in this tradition of aristocratic passion for the theatre. However, the scenario as presented here is fictitious.

The role of the “real” Papageno is played by the actor Gerd Anthoff. Simultaneously involved in the plot and yet detached from it, he recounts to the audience the “true” story of the Magic Flute, making comments and corrections, all while entering into fantastical collaborations with his singer double.
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“Witty, refreshingly light and well-informed”
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

“Zu Guttenberg's 'Magic Flute' sets new standards” Süddeutsche Zeitung

“This way, opera in the cinema is almost more fun than in the theatre” Donaukurier