"Die Zauberflöte" (The Magic Flute) is Mozart's most popular and beloved opera, and its melodies - from Papageno's folkloric tunes to the Queen of the Night's breathtaking coloraturas - are familiar even among non-listeners of classical music. In this production by Pierre Audi, the sets are a treat for the eyes, and the music is a feast for the ears. With Diana Damrau (Queen of the Night), René Pape (Sarastro), Paul Groves (Tamino), Genia Kühmeier (Pamina), Christian Gerhaher (Papageno) and Irena Bespalovaite (Papagena). The Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna State Opera Chorus are led with an expert hand by the great Riccardo Muti. The most spectacular homage to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on his 250th birthday in 2006 was incontestably the presentation of all of his operas and operatic fragments at the Salzburg Festival. The project "Mozart22" united the greatest Mozart singers, conductors, stage directors and ensembles of the day.





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