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The Magic Flute


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Ingmar Bergman 's ravishing production of Mozart's pantomime-opera is regarded as one of the finest filmed operas.
Shot in a replica of the 18th-century Drottningholm Theatre, Bergman's staging uses traditional techniques and scenery to highlight the pantomime fun of a prince rescued from a dragon, deceived by a wicked queen and subjected to trial by ordeal to win the hand of the beautiful princess. Sung in Swedish with English subtitles.
Swedish Radio Chorus and Swedish
Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Eric Ericson
FILMS: pages 41-67


Unknown: Ingmar Bergman
Conductor: Eric Ericson
Tamino: Josef Kostlinger
Pamina: Irma Urrila
Papageno: Håkan Hagegård
Papagena: Elisabeth Erikson
Sarastro: Ulrik Cold
Queen of the Night: Birgit Nordin
Monostatos: Ragnar Ulfung

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