Kenneth Branagh is to direct a film of The Magic Flute, with a libretto translated from the German by Stephen Fry. The opera - Mozart's fantastical tale of the triumph of lovers Tamino and Pamina against the evil Queen of the Night, complete with masonic overtones, pyramids, lethal serpents and a lustful Moor - will be set in the first world war.
Kenneth Branagh's film version of Mozart's The Magic Flute, will be set during World War I, producers announced. In the English-language libretto, adapted by Stephen Fry, Tamino is a soldier.
One's enjoyment of The Magic Flute will have much to do with their appreciation of both the Opera and CGI, as there is nary a scene without digital enhancements, and perhaps five lines of dialogue.THIS movie restores the flair Kenneth Branagh last displayed with Hamlet a decade ago.Could a translated Magic Flute be a good Magic Flute? The answer is yes. Stephen Fry's adaptation succeeds in communicating the story -- what a versatile person Fry is! As to Branagh's conception of the subject and music, it is very good in its creativity. Oh that entrance of the Queen of the Night on a tank! Oh Papageno flying into those giant.
What Kenneth Branagh has done with the Magic Flute is overwelming. The story is transpositioned from masonry to World War I and it is transferred to a movie. It works, it makes the story more accessible. The overture shows the madness of World War I. The entrance of the queen of the night on a tank is very impressive. Silvia Moi as Papagena is beautifull and touching. I think it is a shame she.Read More
The Queen of the Night's Vengeance Aria, performed on top of a castle, is so like an Eighties pop video, I kept wondering if Bonnie Tyler was going to show up. The supermodel-pretty Carson.Read More
Mozart's The Magic Flute, the last opera he lived to complete, has some of his most sublime and sublimely comic music. Technically, it's more of.Read More
Kenneth Branagh Turns to the Opera for The Magic Flute. Film chronicles the adventures of Prince Tamino and his sidekick, Papageno as they set out to rescue a princess.Read More
The Magic Flute is a film directed by Kenneth Branagh with Joseph Kaiser, Amy Carson, Benjamin Jay Davis, Lyubov Petrova. Year: 2006. Original title: The Magic Flute. Synopsis: A spectacular epic interpretation of Mozart's classic opera. On the eve of the first global war a magical drama unfolds as Tamino sets forth on a perilous journey in pursuit of love, light and peace.Read More
The Magic Flute was commissioned by Mozart’s friend and fellow Freemason, Emanuel Schikaneder, who owned a playhouse in Vienna. Schikaneder wrote the libretto and played Papageno. Mozart’s sister-in-law, Josepha Hofer, played the Queen of the Night. The opera advocates many of the ideals of masonry: a belief in reason and wisdom, trials and enlightenment, and the power of music.Read More
Mozarts classic opera The Magic Flute is breathtakingly transformed into a spectacular new English language film directed by Kenneth Branagh with a newly adapted.Read More
During World War I, in an unnamed country, a soldier named Tamino is sent by the Queen of the Night to rescue her daughter Pamina from the clutches of the supposedly evil Sarastro. But all is not as it seems.Read More
During World War I, in an unnamed country, a soldier named Tamino is sent by the Queen of the Night to rescue her daughter Pamina from the clutches of the supposedly evil Sarastro.Read More
Kenneth Branagh is no Ingmar Bergman, hardly needs stating, but even more so when it comes to adapting The Magic Flute. Mozart with added cleavage. That is his approach. It is admirably adventurous, set during a CGI-heavy World War One battlefield, with a libretto in English by noted bore Stephen Fry, but it doesn't really hang together.Read More