Family Movie Review: Magic Flute Diaries

Family Movie Review: Magic Flute Diaries 1From the acclaimed director of Anne of Green Gables...comes a new film meant to entice and captivate the musically literate. Based on the opera "The Magic Flute" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sullivan's newest movie release - "Mozart's Magic Flute Diaries" - tells the story of a young singer named Tom who falls in love with the mysterious woman who is cast opposite him in The Magic Flute. Tom's imagination carries him back to the 18th century to the grandeur and glory of Mozart's time, but he soon realizes that his "reality" holds just as much as suspense, romance, and intrigue as his daydreams.

Mozart's Magic Flute Diaries recently was awarded Best Family Film at the Staten Island Film Festival in Canada. 

Family Movie Review: Magic Flute Diaries 2My husband and I watched the film after our daughter's bedtime several weeks ago. Although it certainly is clean and refreshingly devoid of sexuality, violence, or language, I wouldn't necessarily categorize it as a "family film" because the plot is a bit too serious and "grown-up" for young ones. The genre would best be described as "drama" or simply "opera." This film is truly for the classical music aficionado. Brimming with elaborate costumes, operatic humor, and a full dose of Mozart's musical masterpieces, The Magic Flute Diaries is not your latest blockbuster hit. What it IS is a tasteful piece of culture.

In the mood for a little Mozart? View the trailer, purchase a copy for yourself for $24.99, or enter to win a copy for your next date night or for a homeschool lesson on Mozart or for a gift to your favorite music teacher...

Family Movie Review: Magic Flute Diaries 3WIN IT! There will be three winners. Each will receive a copy of Mozart's Magic Flute Diaries. To enter, leave a comment on this post prior to Friday, July 11 at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules). * This contest is open to readers from the U.S. and Canada.  

*UPDATE* The winners are #129 Tina Hamersley, #87 Hazel, and #85 Angie. Congratulations!

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177 comments on “Family Movie Review: Magic Flute Diaries”

  1. I am a big fan of Mozart.One of my favorite
    movies is Amadeus.Please enter me and thanks for the giveaway

  2. The Magic Flute Diaries sounds like a gem I would love to possess - fabulous Mozart music, costumes, imaginal scenes, and romance!

  3. My Daughter got to work in the choir for Our Metro Opera this summer.What an experience for a farm girl!! She loved it. This Opera is one she would like to add to her collection.Thanks for the contest.

  4. This sounds like a fantastic movie - it sounds much different from the mainstream today. I'd love to see it. Thank you for the great contest!

  5. "His reality holds just as much ... as his daydreams"... sounds like it plays off multiple layers of Mozart, the Magic Flute opera, AND the underlying performing arts group presenting the performance -- which means this should be quite a cultural stew!

  6. I have never heard of this DVD. It won an award in Canada for family films. I would love to see a good family film for a change.

  7. This sounds like a really good DVD--I get so sick of the garbage that is the daily fare on TV--so I would really like to win this.

  8. I've never heard of this movie before. But it sounds really interesting, and would love to win a copy of my very own!

  9. Based on my favorite opera, I know I'd cry when watching it. I'm sure I'd be wishing my Dad were still aloive, to watch it with me. (Mind you, I still want it! This brings back happy memories!)

  10. This would be a perfect gift for my family....its good clean fun! I totally love this movie! I'm so excited you are giving this away! Thank you!

  11. Sounds like a good movie. I like having the kids hear classical music, even if they are in bed and we're watching a DVD at night...

  12. There are no boobs, guns, or car chases? I don't believe it ;) Since I don't know when we're every going to get back to the opera, I would love to watch this. Thanks again for all the hard work you put into your blog!

  13. The Magic Flute was the first opera I saw and I fell in love with the story, the music and the composer! I've never heard of this movie, but it looks like something I'd enjoy (the Anne of Green Gables connection doesn't hurt, either!)

  14. The more I come back to your site the more I love it. The Magic Flute Diaries sounds like such a great movie. I'd love to watch it.

  15. This sounds wonderful! The girls night out group would love it and I would, too, being a long time fan of Mozart! cookiecutter72 AT hotmail dot com

  16. Wouldn't this be fantastic to see in the theater on stage??
    I would love to win the movie. It's my kind of entertainment and I'm trying to bring culture into my grandchildren's life.

  17. This sounds like a great movie, I'd also like to watch it with my mother included. Its hard for her to find things to watch these days, since she's offended by all the language and gratuitous violence!

  18. Anything Kevin Sullivan puts his hand to turns out wonderful. I've followed the production notes on this project from his MySpace page and am looking forward to seeing the final cut.

  19. Woah, the costumes look awesome in those stills. I really enjoy movies with cool costumes and if they have great music, they get super double plus points.

  20. I have always been curious about this opera, but since musicals are definitely not hubby's thing, I haven't had an opportunity to see it. Maybe if I bring it home in movie form it will be a little more palatable for him... or maybe it will just give him the opportunity to knock it out loud. Hmmmm... worth a shot anyways!

  21. What can I say?...I love Anne of Green Gables! I would love to win this dvd. I am sure my kids would enjoy it.

  22. my kids are young (2 and 4) but are crazy into the cultural stuff! They both adore going to the museum and looking at the art, not just the dinosaurs! And they both enjoy classical music and especially Ballet! Go figure. I know they would like this movie as much as I would. Thanks for Another great giveaway!

  23. i would love to win this, I love fantasy type movies and this is just down my alley, thanks for the contest.

  24. Anne of Green Gables is one of my favorite movies of all time! I have four sisters, and all of us, along with our Mom would watch these every year growing up. Now all of us are Anne of Green Gables fanatics!

    Growing up my Mom called my Anne of Purple, after Anne is this movie because my middle name is Anne.

  25. Anne of Green Gables is being rebroadcast now on PBS. The story never grows old. I would like to see more work by Sullivan. Please enter me in the giveaway.

  26. I'd love o win this, my12 year old plays flute, and it is an appropriate show for her as well.

  27. I've lost count of how many times I have watched Anne of Green Gables. I'm sure anything by that director is going to be enjoyable. As fans of Mozart, this movie would be a double treat for my husband and me.

  28. Sounds like an interesting movie...I'd love to own this one since I love this genre of movies and prefer them over many.

  29. The women in my family have a special fondness for the Magic Flute. We'd enjoy watching this very much.

  30. wow...anything made by the same people who did Anne of Green Gables has got to be good. This is exciting. Thanks for telling us about it.

  31. If only I had a magic flute
    I'd take you back to the days of my youth
    How much better a life I would have had
    If only you'd been with me
    I'd have always been glad!!

  32. Happy Fourth of July! My husband are in dire need of a date night. Please sign us up for this movie. I appreciate it. Thanks, Cindi

  33. This sounds good to me,I remember enjoying the Anne of Greene Gables series. I loved the opera as well.

  34. Sounds good!--no sex or violence. (Yay!) Beautiful music. Fine actors.... Something I would definitely enjoy watching.

  35. The Magic Flute is such a beautiful opera that I can well imagine this to be an interesting non-fall-asleep movie.
    Thanks for the chance and thanks for the review!

  36. I can only say that I would just love to win this true "piece of culture" - as you name it. Thank you for the special prize choices you make us happy with!

  37. This looks like a really good movie. I love fantasy type movies. Thank you for the chance. Please enter me in your giveaway :)

  38. I'd love to win this. I enjoyed the Anne of Green Gables series, so I'd imagine this could be something interesting to watch as well.

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