When 17-year-old Tim Walker (Jack Wolfe) moves from London to the legendary Mozart Boarding School in the Austrian Alps to begin his singing studies, he not only has to fight for his place among his equally ambitious fellow students, but also discovers a centuries-old secret portal one night that catapults him into the fantastic world of Mozart’s Magic Flute. There, as Prince Tamino, Tim encounters the shrewd bird catcher Papageno (Iwan Rheon), with whose help he must endure dangerous adventures to free the Princess Pamina (Asha Banks) from the clutches of Prince Sarastro (Morris Robinson)…
The leading role of Tim Walker/Prince Tamino has been taken on by British newcomer Jack Wolfe (“The Witcher”). At his side is “Game Of Thrones” star Iwan Rheon as bird catcher Papageno. Asha Banks, known from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre’s hit musical “The Boy in The Dress,” slips into the role of Princess Pamina. British shooting star Amir Wilson, lead actor in the fantasy series “His Dark Materials,” plays Tintin’s rival and son of opera star Enrico Milanesi, portrayed by opera star Rolando Villazón. The “Queen of the Night” is given by opera diva Sabine Devieilhe, and tenor Morris Robinson sings Prince Sarastro. Stefan Konarske (“Das Boot,” “Der junge Karl Marx”) is Sarastro’s unscrupulous henchman Monostatos. “Barbarians” star Jeanne Goursaud and actresses/singers Jasmin Shakeri (“Deadlines,” “Brothers”) and Larissa Sirah Herden (“Bad Banks”) appear as the “Three Ladies.”
The production is supported by FFF Bayern, Bayerischer Bankenfonds, Hessenfilm, MFG Film-förderung, Filmförderung des Landes Salzburg and DFFF & FISA.
The renowned classical music label Deutsche Grammphon will release the official soundtrack to the film. Sola Media (Solveig Langeland) will handle world distribution.
THE MAGIC FLUTE was shot on almost 50 days in Munich, Salzburg, London and the Canary Islands and is expected to be distributed by TOBIS and released in German and Austrian cinemas at the end of 2022.