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  • Actors: Josef Köstlinger, Irma Urrila, Ulrik Cold
  • Format: NTSC
  • Subtitles: English, Korean
  • Region: All Regions
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0047TYG9G
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,056 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By R. Baston on 8 Feb. 2012
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I was doing a talk on various interpretations of Mozart's Magic Flute and remembered seeing Bergman's version a long time ago, and it remained in the memory, why? Well Bergman clearly loved the work and it shows, of course Bergman was also a film maker and that shows as well!
Set in a period theatre the ambience resembles what original audiences might have experienced and this apparently naive look, may, at first, appear simple but with Bergman's skills it is by no means unsophisticated and allows the magic of the Magic Flute to display itself, rather than the "look at MY directorial cleverness" too often apparent, Bergman allows Mozart and Shikanaders work to speak for itself.
Bergman's only real indulgence is to, occasionally, show that he is filming a performance and a setting of a performance, in a contemporary theatre.
Bergman does suggest that Sarastro and the Queen of the Night are actually husband and wife, but this interpretation is not entirely unknown.
Technical quality wise the overall sharpness is a little 'soft' probably due to the age of the original and really the only reason it was not a 5 star. It is also in Swedish rather than the original German but the 'fit' of the words, to my ears, was fine.
To sum up if you want a version that is probably the truest to the original in setting, made with charm and an intense love for the work and its themes, this is the one. It may even make some other versions seem excruciatingly over indulgent by directors seeking to make a name for themselves.
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Jack Aubrey on 20 July 2011
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If you are thinking of buying 'The Flute' there's probably no need to say anything about the opera itself. I bought Bergman's recording because many years ago it was transmitted on TV and I was completely captivated by it. No subsequent version that I have seen live or recorded comes close to the experience of watching Bergman's account. It is a film version of a stage performance. But not all that we see is confined to the stage. For instance, Pappageno's entry in Act 1 starts in the dressing room; he hears the opening bars of the intro, grabs his pipes and finishes the line, then hurriedly slings on his basket, clatters downstairs over stage hands and enters the stage right on cue to finish the next line. The trick tells us a good deal about his character. Bergman, as might be expected uses film in other creative ways. The jewel in the necklace in which there is a portrait of Pamina and the sight of which enraptures Tamino is shown in close up and then becomes animated to reveal Pamina in her captivity. This clarifies the plot immediately. The 'three ladies' are beautiful and flirtatious young women and their sharp choreography in close up to camera enhances the effect of their competition to gaze on the unconscious Tamino. I'm not experienced enough to comment on the quality of the singing or quality of the performers' characterisation. Both appeared to me to be completely satisfying. The opera is sung in Swedish which, if you are more familiar with the German, fits the music very well indeed. However, the english subtitles are sometimes hilariously and carelessly translated: a word such as 'an' might, in the same sentence be shown as 'on' and 'in'. There are no enclosed cover notes. The sleeve is covered in Chinese or Korean characters.Read more ›
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Peter J Taylor on 16 Oct. 2012
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Firstly note this is a KOREAN version with subtitles available in ENGLISH or KOREAN. This Bergman film is a real treat which should be enjoyed by all except those who believe it should have been performed strictly as intended by Mozart. Recitative has been abbreviated and modified by Bergman, it is sung in Swedish and some scenes are interchanged. Sometimes the English subtitles are a bit strange due to translation but are easily understood. Although the performers are not as strong as in other productions, the overall effect is superb and provides an excellent introduction to this opera. I purchased my copy from F1rst Class DVD and they were exceptionally quick and helpful.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R. Taylor on 1 Jun. 2012
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Saw this originally on film, it has been so hard to get hold of. Thank you Amazon for getting this. Be warned that this is in Swedish, but opera buffs will find that the setting (the restored 17th Century theatre* of Drottningholm Palace in Stockholm, Sweden) compensates.

Bergman's use of 'behind the scenes' shots give us an insight into the performers' private moments, but the long studies of a young girl's facial reactions to the music seem dated these days.

Musically, some changes from Mozart's original are apparent to those who know the score. This is a shame as the setting is probably as authentic as we can get to how people first saw the Flute.

Never mind the Swedish, this is definitely a classic must-buy for the true opera fan. It should be on your shelf alongside that other great film interpretation of a great opera, Franco Zeffirelli's version of Verdi's La Traviata.

On a touristic note, Drottningholm Palace, and its little theatre are well worth a visit if you go to Stockholm.

*Strictly speaking the theatre interiors were reconstructed in a film studio for the purpose of recording.
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