DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - Start: 8:00 PM

A German opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Salzburg Festival 1991, Großes Festspielhaus – in German). A production by ORF

Die Zauberflöte 1991
The young cast
Threatened by a monstrous snake, the noble Prince Tamino faints. Thus begins what is arguably the most famous opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, before Tamino’s mission – to liberate Pamina from captivity – takes its course. In 1991, the bicentenary of the death of Salzburg’s native genius, this opera was staged elegantly and opulently by Johannes Schaaf and Rolf and Marianne Glittenberg, who managed to “make use of the full breadth of the Festspielhaus stage, reducing depth in a manner advantageous for the work”. Ruth Ziesak as Pamina won accolades for her “brilliantly flowering, easy soprano, full of expressivity in every phrase”. On the podium of the Vienna Philharmonic, Georg Solti led the cast of predominantly young singers sensitively, with “a loose, gentle, inspired” hand (Neue Zürcher Zeitung).

Cast

Conductor: Sir Georg Solti Director Johannes Schaaf Orchestra: Wiener Philharmoniker Duration: 190 Minuten With: René Pape (Sarastro), Deon van der Walt (Tamino), Franz Grundheber (Sprecher), Luciana Serra (Königin der Nacht), Ruth Ziesak (Pamina), Anton Scharinger (Papageno), Edith Schmid-Lienbacher (Papagena), Heinz Zednik (Monostatos)