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The Magic Flute

Ingmar Bergman

 
The Magic Flute (Criterion DVD)

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  • Sweden
  • 1975
  • 135 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.33:1
  • Swedish
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  • Spine #71

Ingmar Bergman puts his indelible stamp on Mozart’s exquisite opera in this sublime rendering of one of the composer’s best-loved works: a celebration of love, forgiveness, and the brotherhood of man. The Magic Flute (Trollflöjten) stars Josef Köstlinger as Tamino, the young man determined to rescue a beautiful princess from the clutches of parental evil.

Credits

DirectorIngmar Bergman
ScreenplayIngmar Bergman
Based on the opera byMozart
Libretto by Schikaneder
CinematographySven Nykvist
SoundHelmut Mühle and Peter Hennix
Musical directorEric Ericson
Art directionHenny Noremark
EditingSiv Lundgren
CostumesKarin Erskine
ChoreographyDonya Feuer
Production managerMåns Reuterswärd
Assistant directorKerstin Forsmark
Conducted byEric Ericson

Disc Features

  • Lush color transfer, featuring the rarely heard stereo score in uncompressed PCM sound
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

    New cover by Gordon Reynolds

Film Essays

The Magic Flute

By Peter Cowie May 15, 2000

Twenty-five years after its first appearance, Bergman’s film of The Magic Flute remains the finest screen version of an opera ever produced. Shot in sumptuous color by Sven Nykvist, and . . . Read more »

Film Essays

The Magic Flute

By Peter Cowie May 15, 2000

Twenty-five years after its first appearance, Bergman’s film of The Magic Flute remains the finest screen version of an opera ever produced. Shot in sumptuous color by Sven Nykvist, and . . . Read more »