Ingmar Bergman

The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute

This scintillating screen version of Mozart’s beloved opera shows Bergman’s deep knowledge of music and his gift for expressing it in filmic terms. Casting some of Europe’s finest soloists—among them Josef Köstlinger, Ulrik Cold, and Håkan Hagegård—the director lovingly recreated the baroque theater of the Drottningholm Palace in Stockholm to stage the story of the prince Tamino (Köstlinger) and his zestful sidekick Papageno (Hagegård), who seek to save a beautiful princess (Irma Urrila) from the clutches of evil. A celebration of love, forgiveness, and the brotherhood of man, The Magic Flute is considered by many to be the most exquisite opera film ever made.

Film Info

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

Special 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

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Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema

Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema

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Special 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
The Magic Flute
Josef Köstlinger
Irma Urrila
Håkan Hagegård
Elisabeth Eriksson
Ulrik Cold
Birgit Nordin
Queen of the Night
Ragnar Ulfung
Erik Saedén
Talaren, the Epeaker
Britt-Marie Aruhn, Birgitta Smiding, Kirsten Vaupel
Three Ladies
Ingmar Bergman
Ingmar Bergman
Based on the opera by
Libretto by
Sven Nykvist
Helmut Mühle
Peter Hennix
Musical director
Eric Ericson
Art direction
Henny Noremark
Siv Lundgren
Karin Erskine
Donya Feuer
Production manager
Måns Reuterswärd
Assistant director
Kerstin Forsmark
Conducted by
Eric Ericson

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Writer, Director

The Swedish auteur began his artistic career in the theater but eventually navigated toward film—"the great adventure," as he called it—initially as a screenwriter and then as a director. Simply put, in the fifties and sixties, the name Ingmar Bergman was synonymous with European art cinema. Yet his incredible run of successes in that era—including The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, and The Virgin Spring, haunting black-and-white elegies on the nature of God and death—merely paved the way for a long and continuously dazzling career that would take him from the daring “Silence of God” trilogy (Through a Glass Darkly, Winter Light, The Silence) to the existential terrors of Cries and Whispers to the family epic Fanny and Alexander, with which he “retired” from the cinema. Bergman died in July 2007, leaving behind one of the richest bodies of work in the history of cinema.