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Aro Recommended Magic Flute, The


Sweden 1975, 135 minutes
Dir. Ingmar Bergman
In Swedish with English subtitles
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Music / Performing Arts, Fantasy

Topics: Opera.


Aroview: An immaculately delivered version of Mozart's operatic fairytale, filmed on a special replica of the original 18th century stage.

At its simplest, the libretto by Schikaneder concerns the journey of true love between a prince and princess - to which are added layers of symbolism, much of it inspired by the rituals of freemasonry. The music, both delightful and sumptuous, was pre-recorded and the singers lip-synch to it, a process which gives dir. Bergman the opportunity to gain an intimate closeness to the performers.

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DVD Features

  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • aspect ratio: 4:3 (original academy)

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