The Magic Flute

(Die Zauberflöte)

Free Admission


Günther Groissböck, Saimir Pirgu, Detlef Roth, Albina Shagimuratova,

William Kentridge’s inspired direction of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s magnificent The Magic Flute originally premiered at Le Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels, in 2005, and was later filmed for television at Teatro alla Scala in Milan. Kentridge described the process: “The preliminary work on the drawings and animations for Zauberflöte were done in my studio in Johannesburg and tested on a model of the stage with wooden cut out figures. . . . One of the main unanswered questions was how to find a good relationship between the live singers and the projected drawings, so that the projections are not just backdrops . . . and that the live performer and projection are not at odds.” 

  • Riccardo De Poli
  • German
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital
  • 163 mins
Additional Info
  • Directed for television by Patrizia Carmine