Kenneth Branagh's Magic Flute to Premiere Simultaneously at Toronto Film Festival and Venice Film Festival

Classic Arts News   Kenneth Branagh's Magic Flute to Premiere Simultaneously at Toronto Film Festival and Venice Film Festival
 
The world premiere of Kenneth Branagh's film version of Mozart's Die Zauberfl‹te (The Magic Flute) will be shown at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival on September 7, at 2:30 and 8:30 P.M. respectively.

The Venice Film Festival begins August 30; the Toronto Film Festival begins September 7. It was originally announced that the film would premiere in 2007 at the Cannes Film Festival.

The approximately $20 million film is funded by British philanthropist Peter Moores. It has an English libretto by Stephen Fry and features star German bass Ren_ Pape as Sarastro, Lyubov Petrova as the Queen of the Night, Ben Davis as papageno, Amy Carson as Pamina and Joseph Kaiser as Tamino, with James Conlon conducting the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.


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