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|Various Artists, Walter Babiak, Adriana Braun|
Mozart's Magic Fantasy: A Journey Through 'The Magic Flute'
Genres: Classical, Children's Music
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Joanna R. from FAIRMONT, WV
Reviewed on 10/12/2010...
This recording is simply delightful. My ten year old son and daughters age nine and four love to listen to it. Even my two year old daughter will sit still and listen to most of it. A young girl goes to the opera to visit her mother (who is playing the Queen of the Night) on the set and is magically transported into the story itself. She must assist Tamino and Papageno in locating Princess Pamina. The lyrics have been translated into a kid-friendly English version.
This was an excellent introducation to opera for my kids. At matter fact, my kids were anxious to watch a movie version of the opera and there are several excellent version to choose from, including in the original Italian. We are now huge fans of the Classical Kids CD's series and will be adding to our collection.
If we are ever able to attend a live production of this, they will all be very excited to see it thanks to this great CD.
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Great intro to opera!
Dorri Bova | Connecticut, United States | 11/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a general music teacher for grades K-2. I was a vocal major in college, and I am an opera singer. I really wanted to do an introduction to opera with my 2nd graders, and I think this CD is a great tool to do just that. The Magic Flute is one of my favorite operas, and it's a perfect story for kids. The child narrator really makes the opera more approachable for children, and the performers have very clear, expressive voices, so the story is easy to follow."