Mozart: Die Zauberflöte

COMPOSERS: Mozart
LABELS: Arthaus
ALBUM TITLE: Mozart: Die Zauberflöte
WORKS: Die Zauberflöte
PERFORMER: Sotin, Gedda, Fischer-Dieskau, Mathis, Grundheber, Moll; Philharmonic State Orchestra, Hamburg/Stein;dir. Ustinov (Hamburg, 1971)
CATALOGUE NO: Arthaus 101 265
Discouraging sleeve, but this 1971 TV

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recording features not only a stunning cast in

Ustinov’s charmingly old-fashioned staging,

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but decent colour and mono sound. Highly competitive version. Michael Scott Rohan