Name: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart "The Magic Flute"
Original name: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte
Directed by: Jens-Daniel Herzog
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Cast: Georg Zeppenfeld (Sarastro), Bernard Richter (Tamino), Mandy Fredrich (Queen of Night), Julia Kleiter (Pamina), Markus Werba (Papageno), Rudolf Schasching (Monostatos), Martin Gantner (Speaker), Elisabeth Schwarz ( Papagena), Sandra Trattnigg (First Lady), Anja Schlosser (Second Lady), Wiebke Lehmkuhl (Third Lady), Members of the Tölzer Knaben (Three Boys), Lucian Krasznec (First Man in Armour / First Priest), Andreas Hörl (Second Man in Armour), Concentus Musicus Wien, Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsoperchor
For the first time ever at the Salzburg Festival, Mozart's Die Zauberflöte is performed on period instruments - Nikolaus Harnoncourt returns to the composer's native city to conduct his famous Concentus Musicus Wien 'with precision and finesse' (Financial Times), presenting 'much that is new, most of it fascinating, some of it astonding in its musical interpretation '(Kurier). A strong ensemble cast of some of today's finest young singers is led by Bernard Rcihter as Tamino and Julia Kleiter as Pamina; Markus Werb shines in the role of Papageno. The conflict between 'the world of light and rationality' and 'the world of night, of feelings, of imagination, of dreams' is at the heart of acclaimed theatre director Jens-Daniel Herzog's dramatic and captivating new production of Mozart's much-loved Singspiel .
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