This is an interesting version of the Magic Flute. The cast is quite good, especially with Sumi Jo as the Queen of the Night. The orchestra plays on period instruments which makes the sound less brilliant than what we are used to. However, once one gets used to it, the period instruments are actually quite charming, and produces a nice balance with the voices. My major complaint is the tempo, which is unusually fast. Everything seems rushed. The singers do not have the opportunity to enjoy the notes and the score, which kind of affects the performance. If you enjoy Sumi Jo as Queen of the Night, then Solti set is the better bet.