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STUDY THE OPERAS
 2012 ARCHIVE

Study the Operas—The Magic Flute

Recommended recordings of The Magic Flute from Opera Theater’s long-time board member, Dr. Jerry Clack. [Click the cover art to view item in Amazon's store.]

RECORDINGS AND VIDEOS

studymozart1“The Prima Voce re-mastering of the opera’s first recording (1937) under the baton of Sir Thomas Beecham and the Vienna Philharmonic.  For the historically minded, it’s a must.”

 

 

 

 

 


studymozart2“A more modern CD version on EMI is lead by Otto Klemperer (1991) with a stellar cast including Gedda, Popp, Berry, and others.”


 

 

 

 

 


“On DVD, Ingmar Bergman’s film rendering on Criterion (1975) offers a traditional and imaginative setting.”studymozart3


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


“David Hockney’s Metropolitan Opera production (2000) on Deutsche Grammaphon shows off the artists’ characteristic use of colors and sense of stylization.”studymozart4

 

 

 

 

 

 


On DVD, the 2011 Metropolitan Opera’s production by acclaimed stage director, Julie Taymore.studymozart5


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Recommended books for children

The Magic Flute: An Opera by Mozart, Kyra Teisstudymozart6




 

 

 

 

 


 

Online resources

 The Magic Flute Wikipedia page

 San Diego Opera Talk! with Nick Reveles

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