THE MAGIC FLUTE

UK Website - In theatres from 30 November 2007. Visit the site for cinemas and times.


  • Premiere in London on 26 November 2007, Odeon, Leicester Square at 7:15 pm. Proceeds go to Classic FM Music Makers to fund music projects working with disadvantaged children and adults across the UK. This event is sold out, but here is the website.
  • Showing in cinemas in Japan from 14 July 2007
  • Showing in cinemas in Italy from 22 June 2007 ( ANSA news clip about the Italian cinema release)
  • To be presented at the 28th Durban International Film Festival on 25 and 30 June 2007
  • Presented at the Belfast Film Festival on Thursday 22 March 2007
  • Presented at the Cine Alcazar in Barcelona on Wednesday 21 March 2007 with Kenneth Branagh in attendance See photos here.
  • Shown at La Monnaie in Brussels, as part of of European Opera Day, on Saturday 17 February 2007
  • Venice International Film Festival : 6 and 7 September 2006
    To watch the Photocall and see an interview on Italian television (TVCall) click here
  • Toronto International Film Festival : 7 and 15 September 2006

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Photo Gallery I - Film Stills
Photo Gallery II - Film Stills
Photo Gallery III - Premiere in Venice
Photo Gallery IV - Interview in Venice
Photo Gallery V - Photocall in Venice
Photo Gallery VI - Press Conference in Barcelona
Photo Gallery VII - Press Conference in Tokyo

Audio/Video
CBC Q: Kenneth Branagh talks about "The Magic Flute"

Early Press Releases


Articles
Branagh Imagines Mozart's 'Magic Flute' In Wartime
NPR.com, 1 July 2013
Ear Supply: In the Trenches
Seattle Weekly, 25 June 2013
Kenneth Branagh Talks 'Magic Flute' With Stephen Fry and Filming with Keira Knightley and Chris Pine
Irish Central, 1 June 2013
Kenneth Branagh's 'The Magic Flute' to Screen Stateside
Los Angeles Times, 10 May 2013
My Magic Flute is Unfaithful Because It Doesn't Want to Betray Mozart
Il Venerdý di Repubblica, 22 June 2009
On Screen, a Tenor Learns to Dial Down the Opera
The Globe & Mail, 28 March 2009
Mozart in the Trenches - Sometimes Ludicrous, Never Boring
The Globe & Mail, 20 March 2009
The Magic Flute: A Rollicking Good Two Hours
Toronto Star, 20 March 2009
Kenneth Branagh Relished Adventure of Filming 'The Magic Flute'
CBC News, 20 March 2009
Branagh's Flute Has Military Magic
Toronto Star, 19 March 2009
Kenneth Branagh's 'Magic Flute' Deserves to Be Seen
Los Angeles Times, 24 August 2008
Kenneth Branagh's "The Magic Flute"
musicOMH.com, 20 December 2007
The Importance of Being Ready
Mainichi Weekly Online, 20 July 2007
Peace Through Farce: Mozart Rocked
The Japan Times Online, 13 July 2007
Magic Flute Even More Magical on Film
Herald-asahi, 22 June 2007
Film Review: The Magic Flute
CultureNorthernIreland.org, 23 March 2007
Interview with Kenneth Branagh about The Magic Flute
Le Figaro, 13 December 2006
Interview with Kenneth Branagh about The Magic Flute
Press kit, December 2006
Branagh Turns from Bard to Opera
BBC News, 13 September 2006
Unknown Hits High Note in Branagh's Magic Flute
The Telegraph, 9 September 2006
Branagh's Magic Flute Star Charms Venice
view.london.co.uk, 8 September 2006
Peppy ... Kenneth Branagh's 'Magic Flute'
The Guardian, 8 September 2006
Italo Crix Sing 'Flute's' Praises
Variety, 8 September 2006
Don't Worry, Emma, Ken's Not in Toronto
National Post, 8 September 2006
The Magic Flute
Screen Daily, 7 September
Amadeus - 250 Not Out
Fujifilm Motion Picture: Exposure, the Magazine 34, Spring 2006
A Little 'Magic' for the Masses
Los Angeles CalendarLive, 11 June 2006
Branagh's Flute Promises Magic
The Times, 20 May 2006
Q & A: RenÚ Pape
Playbill, 11 May 2006
Kenneth Branagh's 'The Magic Flute'
Ideale Audience, 4 May 2006
Shooting from the Lip
The Observer, 23 April 2006
The Magic Flute To Start Shooting in January
Ideale Audience, 16 November 2005