News - The Magic Flute

Ahhhh, no, not the wonderful Mozart opera itself, but a family-friendly fantasy adventure film BASED on the wonderful Mozart opera. Watch the trailer...

Press Release

From Executive Producer Roland Emmerich (Moonfall) comes a captivating film that follows a teen on two journeys: one into a prestigious boarding school to fulfil his aspirations as a singer, and another into a parallel world filled with fantasy and adventure. Tim (Jack Wolfe) has been dreaming his whole life about attending Mozart All Boys Music School, but already his first days there confront him with a hostile headmaster (F. Murray Abraham), the stresses of a first love, and serious doubts about the authenticity of his singing voice. When he discovers a mystical gateway in the school’s library, he is pulled into the fantastic cosmos of Mozart’s opera, The Magic Flute, where imagination has no limits and the Queen of the Night (Sabine Devieilhe) reigns.

Directed by Florian Sigl, the epic fantasy adventure is a modern reimagining of Mozart’s popular classic and boasts an all-star cast including Jack Wolfe (Shadow and Bone, The Witcher), Oscar®-winner F. Murray Abraham (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Amadeus), Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones, Barbarians), Stéfi Celma (Call My Agent, Lost Bullet), Asha Banks (Royal Shakespeare Company), Stefan Konarske (Das Boot, Valerian), Niamh McCormack (The Witcher, Who We Love), Amir Wilson (The Secret Garden, The Letter for the King), and Tedros Teclebrhan (System Crasher, Bad Banks). International and renowned opera stars, such as French soprano Sabine Devieilhe (Opéra National de Paris), Mexican-French tenor Rolando Villazón, and U.S. bass Morris Robinson (Metropolitan Opera, New York) are among the ensemble cast.

The Magic Flute is directed by Florian Sigl, who has a background in classical music. Producers of the film are Christopher Zwickler of Flute Film and Fabian Wolfart. Executive producer is Roland Emmerich through his production company, Centropolis Entertainment. Timm Oberwelland, Theodor Gringel, Peter Eiff and Tobias Alexander Seiffert of Tobis Film and Quinta Media’s Stefan Konarske, who also is part of the cast, are co-producing. Casting was done by Sophie Holland Casting.

“Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s masterpiece The Magic Flute has always been my favorite opera ever since I experienced this magical story as a young adult,” says Executive Producer Roland Emmerich. “I was immediately drawn to the concept of cinematically reimagining this story when the filmmaking team approached me with their idea, which I was thrilled to champion. The entire team brought their fantastic vision to the screen in an exciting and innovative way... bringing this epic journey to audiences to once again be enchanted by the universally acclaimed and world-famous music.”

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