Christoph Strehl (Tamino) and the Three Ladies of the Queen of the Night (Photo: KREMPER)
Die Zauberflöte, Festspielhaus, Baden-Baden
By Shirley Apthorp [Financial Times, 25 May 05]
In an age where youth and haste are prized, this is anachronistic: Claudio Abbado, at the age of 72, is conducting his first Magic Flute. Paradoxically, it would be hard to imagine the piece sounding fresher, more limber or agile.
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