The Royal Opera House

The Magic Flute DVD / Blu-ray Disc

Mozart's immortal opera is masterfully reworked for the screen by the great Ingmar Bergman in this sublime rendering of one of the composer's best-loved works - a cheerful and charming operatic celebration of love, forgiveness and humanity. This marvellously melodic visual treat is available for the first time on blu-ray and DVD in the UK. The Magic Flute (Trollflöjten) stars Josef Köstlinger as Tamino, a young man determined to rescue beautiful princess Pamina (Irma Urrila) from the clutches of parental evil, helped - or perhaps even hindered - by the roguish pipe player Papageno (Håkan Hagegård).

Tamino: Josef Köstlinger
Pamina: Irma Urrila
Papageno: Håkan Hagegård
Papagena: Elisabeth Erikson
Sarastro: Ulrik Cold
Queen of the Night: Birgit Nordin 
Director: Ingmar Bergman

Extra features: Papageno (1935, 11mins) : Lotte Reiniger's enchanting silhouette-animation inspired by Mozart's opera / In Mozart's Footsteps (1936, 11 mins): fascinating post-Anschluss travelogue by roving aristocrat Lady Dunn / On Such a Night (1955, 37mins): the colourful adventures of an American opera buff on his first visit to Glyndebourne, directed by Anthony Asquith / Illustrated booklet with new writing by Sameer Rahim and Vic Pratt and full film credits

Picture: 1.33:1
Running Time: 137 mins
Year: 1975
Rated: PG
Swedish language, with English subtitles
Blu-ray: BD50, 1080p, 24psPCM 2.0 (48Hz/24-bit)
DVD: PAL, 25fps, Dobly Digital 2.0 (320kbps) 

* Please note the DVD and Blu-ray is Region 2 / B playable in Europe, Greenland, French territories, Middle East, Africa, Australia and New Zealand.