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Sir Georg adopts perfect tempi and the Vienna Philharmonic respond to him with beautiful playing.
I liked the performances of Uwe Heilmann as Prince Tamino, Michael Kraus as Papageno, and Ruth Ziesak as Pamina.
If you want a fun, easy to listen to, all-around recording of one of Mozart's last masterpieces, this is it.
Still my favorite recording of this opera. Beautiful voices and music quality.Published 9 months ago by Serena
Solti was known for dashing through works, ending with a big orchestral splash to impress novices. This is one of those. No feeling or fire whatsoever. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Col William Russell (ret)
No sé tanto de música clásica sin embargo estoy enamorada de esta opera desde que la escuche por primera vez hace muchos muchos años. Read morePublished on December 14, 2012 by Gina Montaño
Here's what I really love about this performance. The "Men At Arms" duet is given a perfect reading, for once really indicating the plainchant base really well, but without missing... Read morePublished on September 16, 2011 by Peter P. Fuchs
The naysayers have been drowned out in the chorus of praise for Solti's remake of Die Zaubrflote from Vienna, but I'm afraid they're right. Read morePublished on May 26, 2009 by Santa Fe Listener
About two or three years ago, Deutsche Grammophon released a fantastic Flute from Modena conducted by Abbado and sung by greats like Röschmann, Strehl, and Pape. Read morePublished on January 24, 2009 by The Cultural Observer
Being the 24th reviewer, this version from 1990, recorded in the wake of Salzburg performances staged by Johannes Schaaf (although with a significantly renewed cast) and greeted... Read morePublished on September 8, 2007 by Discophage
IMHO, "Der Hoelle Rache" is the most memorable of the arias in this opera, and Sumi Jo does a brilliant job with it. Compare the online clip of it vs other recordings on amazon. Read morePublished on October 10, 2006 by John R
...Pero nada mas. Muy bien cantada, con un reparto donde destacan los seguros agudos de la Reina de la Noche de SUMI JO. Read morePublished on November 6, 2003 by Annio mozartiano ;)