This opera conducted by Arnold Ostman and performed by the Drottningholm Court Theatre, is about two people in love. They are separated and must pass three test with the help of a flute, to be reunited.
Following the death of Pamina's father, her mother, the Queen of the Night, has lost her powers ? her dying husband passed the sevenfold circle of the sun on to Sarastro, High Priest of the "Temple of Wisdom". However she refuses to submit to the leadership of Sarastro and his followers and is determined to regain her power. To pre-empt her, Sarastro has kidnapped Pamina, the actual heiress of the Sun King. This wonderful production demonstrates Mozart's immerse skill in producing a wide variety of genres and styles.