Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Add it to your queue!
A delicious rendering of Mozart's masterwork, with quirky Bergman jokes (the camera occasionally lingers on the audience or on the performers backstage--the actor portraying Sarastro reads Parsifal at Intermission while one of the spirits, a young child, reads Daffy Duck).
Terribly cute and infectious--the tunes invaded my dreams last night. Håkan Hagegård's Papageno is particularly on point! Nowhere near the typical dour arctic cinema to which I've grown accustomed.