The Magic Flute by Thomson Smillie audiobook

The Magic Flute

By Thomson Smillie
Read by David Timson

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1.17 Hours 1
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The Magic Flute almost defines a masterpiece, because it can be enjoyed on every level. It is a superb fairy story, complete with dragons, demons, a handsome prince, and a lovely maiden seriously in need of rescue; it is a political satire, social commentary, and psychological drama; it is full of tunes from the playful to the heart-stopping, jolly songs, and deeply spiritual outpourings. It is, in short, “Mozart”—and there is no greater compliment than that. This audiobook presents wonderful insight into possibly the most remarkable work ever written for the stage. Beginning with an enticing overview of Mozart’s astonishing output, David Timson then takes the listener through The Magic Flute with infectious pleasure at every turn of genius. From the delightfully comic Papageno rudely trying to sing with his mouth full of padlock to The Queen of the Night’s Vengeance aria, we enjoy the full spectrum of dramatic situations.

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The Magic Flute almost defines a masterpiece, because it can be enjoyed on every level. It is a superb fairy story, complete with dragons, demons, a handsome prince, and a lovely maiden seriously in need of rescue; it is a political satire, social commentary, and psychological drama; it is full of tunes from the playful to the heart-stopping, jolly songs, and deeply spiritual outpourings. It is, in short, “Mozart”—and there is no greater compliment than that. This audiobook presents wonderful insight into possibly the most remarkable work ever written for the stage. Beginning with an enticing overview of Mozart’s astonishing output, David Timson then takes the listener through The Magic Flute with infectious pleasure at every turn of genius. From the delightfully comic Papageno rudely trying to sing with his mouth full of padlock to The Queen of the Night’s Vengeance aria, we enjoy the full spectrum of dramatic situations.

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Author Bio: Thomson Smillie

Author Bio: Thomson Smillie

Thomson Smillie began his career in the early days of Scottish Opera and has been artistic director of the Wexford International Festival, general manager of the Opera Company of Boston, and general director of Kentucky Opera. He now makes a career as a writer, speech writer, and public speaker. He has a strong belief that people mature into a love of opera and travels the world encouraging a love of the art form. His other passions are travel, languages, and friendships.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 1.17
Audience: Adult
Language: English