Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791)
Opera in two acts from the Glyndebourne Festival Opera 1978
Sung in German
Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder
Leo Goeke, Felicity Lott, Benjamin Luxon, Elizabeth Conquet, May Sandoz, Thomas Thomaschke
The London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Glyndebourne Chorus, Bernard Haitink
Design by David Hockney
Stage Production by John Cox
Production for TV by Dave Heather
Picture Format: 4:3
Sound Format: PCM Stereo
Menu languages: GB, D, F, SP
Subtitle languages: GB, D, F, SP
Running Time: 163 mins
Region Code: 0
101 085 (NTSC)
Glyndebourne's 1978 production of Mozart's Zauberflote received as much critical acclaim for the imaginative David Hockney sets as for the operatic performance. Hockney, known internationally for his pop art, emphasised the magical and mystical qualities of one of Mozart's best known operas, and the spirit was reflected in John Cox's production.
Mozart's tale of Papageno and Prince Tamino's quest to rescue Pamina and overthrow the Queen of the Night is one of his best loved and here receives a stellar treatment with Leo Goeke, Felicity Lott and Benjamin Luxon in the lead roles, and Bernard Haitink conducting.
Please note that Die Zauberflote will be one of the featured operas of Glyndebourne's 2004 Festival (20 May - 29 August).