This opera was the first I ever saw and therefore it has a very special place in my heart. Having seen Glyndbourne's production of Le Nozze di Figaro, which is excellent, I hade quite some expectations on this DVD. Unfortunately it is, in a word, MISERABLE. The singing is ok (hence the 2 stars), but the rest... Visually it is a complete failure. The sets and costumes are silly and in most cases even ugly, and somehow the make-up artist has managed to make Felicity Lott (Pamina) look old, grey and generally boring. She is supposed to sparkle, she is a beautiful young princess, for heaven's sake! The sound isn't very good, either.
There is a DVD from the Met with almost exact the same visual design, but they somehow carry it off a bit better.
The only reason I can see to buy this DVD is if you want to complete any kind of Zauberflöte collection, but oterwhise - avoid it!