The Magic Flute by Wolfgang-Amadeus Mozart

With Label Château de Versailles Spectacles

Filmed ath the Opéra Royal de Versailles in January 2020
Directed by Colin Laurent
Production : Camera Lucida / Château de Versailles Spectacles / Le Concert Spirituel

CD coproduction Château de Versailles Spectacles - Le Concert Spirituel
Engineered by Manuel Mohino

Timing DVD : 2h29
Timing CD : 142’11

Release the 23rd of April 2021

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Blimey, a Flute in French!

In 1791, in a suburb of Vienna, Mozart created his Singspiel Die Zauberflöte. The libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder, who also directed it in his theatre, wanted to reach out to the popular audience in German. Thanks to the dramatic and dreamlike qualities of the work, and Mozart's brilliant music, it exceeded one hundred performances in one year and its success became universal.


Florie Valiquette Pamina
Mathias Vidal Tamino
Marc Scoffoni Papageno
Lisa Mostin La Reine de la Nuit
Tomislav Lavoie Sarastro
Pauline Feracci Papagena
Olivier Trommenschlager Monostatos
Suzanne Jerosme Première Dame
Marie Gautrot Deuxième Dame
Mélodie Ruvio Troisième Dame
Matthieu Lecroart L’Orateur
Matthieu Chapuis Premier Prêtre, Homme en armure
Jean-Christophe Lanièce Deuxième Prêtre, Homme en armure

Choir and Orchestra of Le Concert Spirituel
Hervé Niquet, conductor
Cécile Roussat, Julien Lubek, Stage directors

But in order to win over all audiences, its trump card was to speak to the audience in their own language - and not in Italian like the court opera. This is what this production offers, in an entirely French version, staged by Cécile Roussat and Julien Lubek and conducted by Hervé Niquet with a sparkling team: and cor blimey then, to give it even more strength, we now have The Magic Flute in French!

Teaser La Flûte enchantée en français