Sabine Devieilhe, Rolando Villazón & Morris Robinson to Star in ‘The Magic Flute’ Film

By Francisco Salazar

A reimagining of “The Magic Flute” has entered production.

The new adaptation will shoot in Munich at Bavaria Studios, Mozart’s birthplace of Salzburg, London, and the Canary Islands, and will tell the story of 17-year-old Tim Walker, who is sent from London to the Austrian alps to start his singing scholarship at the legendary Mozart boarding school. There, he discovers a century-old forgotten passageway into the magical world of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.”

Star singers Sabine Devieilhe, Rolando Villazón, and Morris Robinson join a cast that includes F. Murray Abraham, Stéfi Celma, Jack Wolfe, Iwan Rheon, Elliot Courtiour, Niamh McCormack, Tedros Teclebrhan, Waldemar Kobus, Jeanne Goursaud, Jasmin Shakeri, Larissa Sirah Herden, Asha Banks and Amir Wilson.

Florian Sigl, who has a background in classical music will direct the movie with Christopher Zwickler of Flute Film and Fabian Wolfart producing. The movie will be Executive produced by Roland Emmerich through his Centropolis Entertainment.

The film is set to be released at the end of 2022 in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland by Tobis Film.