The Magic Flute (Complete Opera in English)

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The Magic Flute (Complete Opera in English)
Barry Banks (tenor) Elizabeth Vidal (soprano) Rebecca Evans (soprano) Simon Keenlyside (baritone) Lesley Garrett (soprano) / London Philh / Mackerras

[ Chandos Opera in English / 2 CD ]

Release Date: Wednesday 6 April 2005

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"Mackerras re-invigorates the Opera in English series with magnificent Mozart"
Editor's Choice Gramophone Magazine June 2005

Editor's Choice Gramophone Magazine June 2005

"Here, in his 80th-birthday year, is confirmation of Sir Charles Mackerras's credentials as one of the leading Mozart interpreters of our time. With an outstanding, hand-picked cast, he breathes fresh magic into this most magical of operas, inspiring singing and playing of fabulous lightness and poise. Another feather in Opera in English's cap."

This is the premiere recording of the opera in English in a brilliantly idiomatic translation by Jeremy Sams.

The Magic Flute is an opera of paradoxes: on the one hand it's a charming fairytale, on the other, it's an allegory, deeply mysterious and rich in symbolism. It is funny yet deadly serious; popular entertainment yet high art, as startlingly original and innovative today as it was when it was written in 1791. It also contains some of the finest vocal music Mozart ever produced. On this glorious new recording a cast of international renown performs the work in English, enabling all the nuances of the drama to be fully appreciated.