The Magic Flute

Overview

Acclaimed director Kenneth Branagh skillfully lifts one of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's most beloved works from its original fairy-tale setting and places it against the backdrop of the First World War with this impassioned English-language adaptation staged to coincide with the 250th anniversary of the master composer's birth. Tamino Joseph Kaiser has been wounded in battle, but his life is saved when he is subsequently rescued by three kindly field nurses. Papageno Benjamin Jay Davis is a bird keeper whose mission...
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Overview

Acclaimed director Kenneth Branagh skillfully lifts one of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's most beloved works from its original fairy-tale setting and places it against the backdrop of the First World War with this impassioned English-language adaptation staged to coincide with the 250th anniversary of the master composer's birth. Tamino Joseph Kaiser has been wounded in battle, but his life is saved when he is subsequently rescued by three kindly field nurses. Papageno Benjamin Jay Davis is a bird keeper whose mission it is to check the trenches for dangerous gasses. Upon seeing a picture of the lovely Pamina Amy Carson and instantly falling in love with the girl, Tamino makes it his mission in life to save his treasured beauty from the clutches of nefarious kidnapper Sarastro Rene Pape. Tamino won't be alone on his dangerous mission, though, because the noble Papageno, who has determined to rescue his own true love, has vowed to fight alongside the smitten soldier right to the bitter end. An imaginative new adaptation of one of Mozart's most beloved operas, Branagh's variation on The Magic Flute features newly adapted libretto by Stephen Fry, musical direction by James Conlon, and an unforgettable score skillfully performed by the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
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Special Features

Eleven cast and crew interviews including Kenneth Branagh, Joseph Kaiser and Amy Carson; 'Making of' featurette
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/11/2013
  • UPC: 829461000301
  • Original Release: 2006
  • Source: Revolver Ent
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 2:14:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joseph Kaiser Tamino
Amy Carson Pamina
Benjamin Jay Davis Papageno
Silvia Moi Papagena
Rene Pape Sarastro
Lyubov Petrova Queen of the Night
Tom Randle Monostatos
Liz Smith Old Papagena
Teuta Koco Three Ladies
Louise Callinan Three Ladies
Kim-Marie Woodhouse Three Ladies
Rodney Clarke
Chame Rochford
William Dutton
Luke Lampard
Jamie Manton
Peter Wedd
Keely Watson
Technical Credits
Kenneth Branagh Director, Adaptation, Producer, Screenwriter
Pierre-Olivier Bardet Producer
James Conlon Musical Direction/Supervision
Stephen Fry Screenwriter
Peter Glossop Sound/Sound Designer
David Harris Special Effects Supervisor
Tim Harvey Production Designer
Roger Lanser Cinematographer
Sarah Monzani Makeup
Christopher Oram Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Parker Editor
Sarah Playfair Casting
Josh Robertson Asst. Director
Stephen Wright Executive Producer
Daniel Zalay Musical Direction/Supervision
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Magic Flute
1. The Angel Of Death [12:38]
2. Where Am I? [8:04]
3. The Queen Is Coming [10:32]
4. Can No One Save Me? [9:35]
5. What Brings You Here? [13:45]
6. So Filled With Shame [16:58]
7. Kill Him! [11:19]
8. You Don't Love Me Anymore [10:40]
9. Anything Else You Need? [10:20]
10. Death Has No Hold [10:42]
11. Papagena [12:05]
12. Credits [6:23]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Magic Flute
   Play Feature
   Scene Selection
   Bonus Features
      Featurette
      Cast & Crew Interviews
         1. Kenneth Branagh - Director
         2. Lyubov Petrova - 'Queen Of The Night'
         3. Amy Carson - 'Pamina'
         4. Joseph Kaiser - 'Tamino'
         5. Benjamin Jay Davis - 'Papageno'
         6. Tom Randle - 'Monostatos'
         7. René Pape - 'Sarastro'
         8. Lousie Callinan, Teuta Koço & Kim-Marie Woodhouse - 'The Three Ladies'
         9. Pierre-Olivier Bardet - Producer
         10. Christopher Oram - Costume Designer
         11. Tim Harvey - Production Designer
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   Audio Setup
      Dolby Digital Stereo
      Dolby Digital 5.1
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