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Beware the libretto!,
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This review is from: Mozart - Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) / Les Arts Florissants, Christie (Audio CD)
This is indeed a wonderful recording. But one of the problems with opera on CD is that voices appear and disappear without much explanation. It is no good looking for enlightenment to the booklet supplied with this recording, which is merely a record of the words sung - characters on the page still appear inexplicably and vanish without trace, and there is no suggestion of where anything is happening. It must have been splendid to be present at the actual performance, but if you do not know this opera well you will need some other source of information if you want to follow the involved story-line. But perhaps you will be content to listen to the glorious sound.
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