The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute


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The Magic Flute

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/11/2013
UPC: 0829461000301
Original Release: 2006
Source: Revolver Ent
Region Code: 1
Time: 2:14:00

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 Actor
Chame Rochford Actor
William Dutton Actor
Luke Lampard Actor
Jamie Manton Actor
Peter Wedd Actor
Keely Watson Actor

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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