The Magic Flute for Children (Opernhaus Zürich)

Overview

As mounted by The Zurich Opera House, this production offers something unique and widely unprecedented: a version of a classic opera reworked and considerably abridged for children - designed as a series of initial steps into the operatic realm for young minds. The opera on display in this instance is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's fantasy-themed 1791 Singspiel The Magic Flute, where Papageno describes his adventures with Prince Tamino, who has fallen deeply in love with Pamina and must rescue her from the empire of ...
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Overview

As mounted by The Zurich Opera House, this production offers something unique and widely unprecedented: a version of a classic opera reworked and considerably abridged for children - designed as a series of initial steps into the operatic realm for young minds. The opera on display in this instance is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's fantasy-themed 1791 Singspiel The Magic Flute, where Papageno describes his adventures with Prince Tamino, who has fallen deeply in love with Pamina and must rescue her from the empire of Sarastro. This release actually includes two versions of the opera, one in English and one in Japanese. Peter Kálmán plays Papageno in the English version, Katsunori Kono in the Japanese; Franziska Rabl plays Papagena in the English version, and Rebeca Olvera in the Japanese; and Bogus?aw Bidzi?ski plays Tamino in the English version, while James Elliott plays him in the Japanese. The Orchestra of the Zurich Opera House provides musical accompaniment.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/23/2010
  • UPC: 807280139792
  • Original Release: 2009
  • Source: Arthaus Musik
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 2:00:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 43,421

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kálmán Peter Papageno
Katsunori Kono Papageno
Franziska Rabl Papagena
Rebeca Olvera Papagena
Boguslaw Bidzinski Tamino
James Elliott Tamino
Irini Kyriakidou Pamina
Christiane Kohl Pamina
Sen Guo Queen of the Night
Adréana Kraschewski Queen of the Night, Lady
Christine Zoller Lady
Jeffery Krueger Monostatos
Morgan Moody Sarastro
Orchestra of the Zurich Opera House
Thomas Barthel Conductor
Technical Credits
Felix Breisach Director
Alexander Krampe Musical Arrangement
Luigi Perego Costumes/Costume Designer, Set Decoration/Design
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Magic Flute for Children
1. Opening [1:16]
2. Overture [1:37]
3. Greetings: Papageno Speaks... [1:06]
4. "I'm the Bird-Catcher Yes Indeed" [1:22]
5. Papageno Speaks... [:44]
6. "Help! Help!" [2:08]
7. "Where Am I?" [4:03]
8. "You, You, You" [1:27]
9. "Is it Real What I Just Saw?" [1:55]
10. "Prince, Take This Flute" [1:10]
11. Papageno Speaks... [:41]
12. "In Here With You, My Fine Dove!" [5:34]
13. "Swift Feet, Ready Courage" [3:27]
14. Papgeno Speaks... [:31]
15. "How Potent Are Your Magic Tones' [1:39]
16. Papageno Speaks... [:26]
17. "Proud Youth, This Way!" [2:09]
18. Papageno Speaks... [4:56]
19. "A Maiden or a Wife" [2:37]
20. "Here I Am, My Angel" [3:07]
21. "My Tamino! Oh, What Happiness!" [4:39]
22. Papageno Speaks... [:27]
23. "Papagena! Papagena! Papagena" [10:03]
24. Credits [1:10]
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