A young girl falls into a production of Mozart's great opera The Magic Flute. Sarah, Prince Tamino and a faint-hearted dragon embark on a magic journey from the dark realm of the Queen of the Night to Sarastros enchanted castle, with only a magic flute and bells to guide them to the princess Pamina. Together they reunite Prince Tamino with his Princess and help the birdman Papageno find his Papagena. This recording includes the most popular themes and arias from the original opera, all freshly translated and recorded using child-appropriate verse. Lyrics included.
...an innovative mix of theatrics and music...the composer's most famous material spills out naturally, color-coded by the strong images that surround it. -- Edmonton Journal
...a classical series with just enough fantasy - and reality- to captivate kids...and parents will relish replaying Classical Kids as much as the kids do... -- Parenting
Art made accessible: nobody does it better than Classical Kids. -- Entertainment Weekly
(Classical Kids producer Susan) Hammond has done a remarkable and lasting service to music, education and the opportunity for children to enjoy that which is most enduring and imperishable of all human creations... -- Full Score
The combination of high opera and all-ages chuckles here is peerless. -- The Record
Susan Hammonds music is alive...perhaps this type of musical education can give classical music a hope for the future. -- Calgary Tonite
Juno Award Best Childrens Recording, Parents Choice Gold Award, Amer. Library Assoc. Notable, Parents Choice Classic Award, Practical Home Schooling Reader Award, Film Advisory Board Award of Excellence