Queen of the Night

A film by Elisabeth Gutjahr and Hannes M. Schalle.

Queen of the Night

Aria of the Queen of the Night, from The Magic Flute, K620
  • A film by: Elisabeth Gutjahr Hannes M. Schalle
  • Musical interpretation: Rita Streich
  • Production
    Concept & direction: Elisabeth Gutjahr
  • Production: Hannes M. Schalle
  • Camera & lighting: Stefan Resch, Thomas Schorn
  • Make-up and hair: Carola Hofstätter
  • Editing: Guenther Mitterhuber
  • Visual effects and colour grading: Stefan Resch
  • Performer
    Iman Tekle

What mortal despair! Mother and daughter, once so devoted, confront each other, divided by an abyss. On the one hand, the realm of fantasy, beauty and brilliant colour, on the other reason, rules and strategy. Origin, femininity, emotion and trust versus control, masculinity, rationality and dominance. The world stops turning. All is day; night is vanquished. The tie to the magical side of life is broken – forever.