Guttenberg - Des Konigs Zauberflote (after Mozart) (Blu-ray) | Farao A108095

Guttenberg - Des Konigs Zauberflote (after Mozart) (Blu-ray)

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Label: Farao

Cat No: A108095

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 2nd February 2018

Contents

Artists

Gerd Anthoff
Jorg Durmuller
Susanne Bernhard
Antje Botterlich
Tareq NazmiJochen Kupfer
Martin Petzold
Chorgemeinschaft Neubeuern
Orchestra Klangverwaltung

Conductor

Enoch zu Guttenberg

Works

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute), K620 (arr. Guttenberg)

Artists

Gerd Anthoff
Jorg Durmuller
Susanne Bernhard
Antje Botterlich
Tareq NazmiJochen Kupfer
Martin Petzold
Chorgemeinschaft Neubeuern
Orchestra Klangverwaltung

Conductor

Enoch zu Guttenberg

About

Mozart and the Majesties: Role-Playing among Royals

The old Papageno remembers – he is plunged unexpectedly into the past and gets mixed up in an illustrious assembly that has gathered to perform Mozart’s Magic Flute.

The aristocratic actors: Ludwig II in person (Sarastro), Emperor Franz Joseph (Tamino), his mother Sophie (Queen of the Night), Empress Elisabeth (Pamina) and other members of the political elite of the time. Each of them takes on one of the well-known roles under the critical eye of the (real) Papageno, who observes the amateurish efforts of the protagonists with growing indignation.

The audience is presented with a cunning play within a play.

This version of Mozart’s Magic Flute, which was performed for the first time at the Herrenchiemsee Festival in 2010 under the direction of Enoch zu Guttenberg, draws on a common 19th-century practice: in aristocratic families, putting on classic German theatre works in extravagant amateur performances was a ritual designed to show off a good education. Ludwig II of Bavaria also stood in this tradition of aristocratic passion for the theatre. However, the scenario as presented here is fictitious.

The role of the “real” Papageno is played by the actor Gerd Anthoff. Simultaneously involved in the plot and yet detached from it, he recounts to the audience the “true” story of the Magic Flute, making comments and corrections, all while entering into fantastical collaborations with his singer double.

“Witty, refreshingly light and well-informed” – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

“Zu Guttenberg’s ‘Magic Flute’ sets new standards” – Süddeutsche Zeitung

“This way, opera in the cinema is almost more fun than in the theatre” – Donaukurier

Cast:
- “Real” Papageno: Gerd Anthoff
- Tamino / Emperor Franz Joseph I: Jorg Durmuller
- Pamina / Empress Elisabeth: Susanne Bernhard
- Queen of the Night / Archduchess Sophie of Austria: Antje Bitterlich
- Sarastro / King Ludwig II: Tareq Nazmi
- Papageno / Duke Max Emanuel in Bavaria: Jochen Kupfer
- Monostatos / Prince Bismarck: Martin Petzold

Sound formats: Dolby Atmos - 5.0 DTS-HD Master 96 kHz - 2.0 DTS-HD Master 96 kHz
Picture format: 1.85:1 - 59.97i - 1920:1080
Subtitles: German, English
Total playing time: 189:14
Booklet: German, English
Recording venue and date: Live from the Prinzregententheater, Munich, 2013’

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