MOZART: The Magic Flute
The complete opera plus bonus introduction CD
This set combines an acclaimed complete recording of Mozart's ever-popular opera The Magic Flute, starring Herbert Lippert and Elisabeth Norberg-Schulz, with a fascinating companion CD from the Opera Explained series on Naxos Educational. The Opera Explained CD introduces, in words and music, the plot and background of The Magic Flute using the principal themes and arias taken from the complete work. Whether listening to the opera for the first time or discovering more about history and structure of this masterly work, this is an innovative and easy way to deepen an appreciation of Mozart's genius.
The Magic Flute can be enjoyed on every level. It is a fairy story, complete with dragons, demons, a handsome prince, and a lovely maiden in need of rescue. It is a political satire, social commentary, and psychological drama. It is full of tunes from the playful to the heart-stopping, jolly songs, and deeply spiritual outbursts. It is an example of Mozart at his most fun and fantastical.