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Mozart - The Magic Flute / Price · Serra · Schreier · Moll · Melbye · T. Adam · Sir Colin Davis
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sir Colin Davis, Margaret Price
Mozart - The Magic Flute / Price · Serra · Schreier · Moll · Melbye · T. Adam · Sir Colin Davis
Genre: Classical
 
  •  Track Listings (13) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (17) - Disc #2

The Magic Flute is, for many, the embodiment of musical perfection, as dazzlingly perfect as the esoteric pyramids and symmetries that populate the composer's paean to Masonic philosophy. As so often with Mozart, beneath t...  more »

      
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The Magic Flute is, for many, the embodiment of musical perfection, as dazzlingly perfect as the esoteric pyramids and symmetries that populate the composer's paean to Masonic philosophy. As so often with Mozart, beneath the sublime lurk darker subtexts--here, themes of sexuality, slavery, and vengeance. Colin Davis conducts the incomparable Staatskapelle Dresden, with Peter Schreier's charming Tamina rescuing Margaret Price's lovely Pamina. --Joshua Cody

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Price plays Pamina to perfection
T. McFarland | 09/04/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For anyone who is a Mozart fan, this version of "The Magic Flute" is an essential recording to own. From the very beginning, I was entranced by the beautiful music of this wonderful, fairy-tale like opera. Schreier as Tamino is my mind's epitome of a handsome and romantic prince. Margaret Price's Pamina is the woman Mozart surely would have chosen himself. Her portrayal as a lovelorn, beautiful, and confused young princess is one of the most wonderful I've heard in opera. Her voice is warm and lovely, and conveys every emotion perfectly; I've recently seen Bergman's version of the Magic Flute and felt as though I'd already watched the opera, so good is Price's interpretation on the cd. I would give it six stars if I could! It is definitely the best recording of The Magic Flute out there."
Excellent recording - excellent value
T. McFarland | Oregon | 07/21/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the "music only" version of Davis' recording .... It is DDD format (i.e., recorded digitally, as well as processed and produced), and has tremendous presence and clarity. The cast is exactly the same as the complete version (Moll, Schreier, Price, Serra, etc.), excellent musicians who know how to sing in German. If you want to listen to this opera, instead of study it with libretto, get this version, cut through the spoken dialogue...."
Brilliant!!!!
Bruno L. Garzon | Chicago,IL | 06/04/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This version of Mozart's Die Zauberflote is excellent. A well-known cast of singers and a renowned orchestra and conductor make this recording one of the best I have ever seen. When I first started to dabble into this opera this was the 1st one I ever heard. Kurt Moll as Sarastro is good but he has sung it so many times it feels like he is sick of doing it but nonetheless he's excellent. Peter Schreier as Tamino is brilliant and full-toned as the best Tamino I have every seen. Margaret Price as Pamina is also very good. Luciana Serra as the Queen of the Night is the best I have ever seen. Her coloratura is sung effortlessly and she pulls the role off very well. The rest of the cast is good but are pretty much unknown (except: Marie McLaughlin as the 1st lady, Ann Murray as the 2nd lady and Robert Tear as Monostatos.) My 2 peeves of this recording is: no dialogue (which most recordings lately don't) and the rather slow tempos of Colin Davis. My verdict: buy this version over its overly expensive counterpart (the one w/ the dialogue and libretto) which can cost an upward of 80$ used."