The things that help them survive danger are a flute and a set of magic bells. The most world-renowned opera in a classically beautiful production, the legacy of. His new perspective on the work brings to life a Magic Flute that is both refined and elegant: a sober jewel in which appearances often prove misleading. Die Zauberflöte ist eine Oper in zwei Aufzügen von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, die im Freihaustheater in Wien uraufgeführt wurde. Das Libretto stammt von Emanuel Schikaneder. Das etwa dreistündige Werk zählt zu den weltweit bekanntesten und am.
DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE (THE MAGIC FLUTE)The things that help them survive danger are a flute and a set of magic bells. The most world-renowned opera in a classically beautiful production, the legacy of. The Magic Flute Part Two is a fragmentary closet libretto by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, which is inspired by Mozart's The Magic Flute. First parts were still. Explore this one of a kind opera adventure - The Land of the Magic Flute - A Motion Graphic Novel - Mozart reimagined.
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The same happens when he goes to the entrance on the right. But from the entrance in the middle, an old priest appears and lets Tamino in. The old priest is referred to as "The Speaker" in the libretto, but his role is a singing role.
He tells Tamino that Sarastro is benevolent, not evil, and that he should not trust the Queen of the Night. He promises that Tamino's confusion will be lifted when Tamino approaches the temple in a spirit of friendship.
Tamino plays his magic flute. Animals appear and dance, enraptured, to his music. Tamino hears Papageno's pipes sounding offstage, and hurries off to find him aria: " Wie stark ist nicht dein Zauberton ".
They are recaptured by Monostatos and his slaves. Papageno plays his magic bells, and Monostatos and his slaves begin to dance, and exit the stage, still dancing, mesmerised by the beauty of the music chorus: " Das klinget so herrlich ".
Papageno and Pamina hear the sound of Sarastro's retinue approaching. Papageno is frightened and asks Pamina what they should say. She answers that they must tell the truth.
Sarastro enters, with a crowd of followers. Pamina falls at Sarastro's feet and confesses that she tried to escape because Monostatos had forced his attentions on her.
Sarastro receives her kindly and assures her that he wishes only for her happiness. But he refuses to return her to her mother, whom he describes as a proud, headstrong woman, and a bad influence on those around her.
Pamina, he says, must be guided by a man. Monostatos brings in Tamino. The two lovers see one another for the first time and embrace, causing indignation among Sarastro's followers.
Monostatos tells Sarastro that he caught Papageno and Pamina trying to escape, and demands a reward. Sarastro, however, punishes Monostatos for his lustful behaviour toward Pamina, and sends him away.
He announces that Tamino must undergo trials of wisdom in order to become worthy as Pamina's husband. The priests declare that virtue and righteousness will sanctify life and make mortals like gods " Wenn Tugend und Gerechtigkeit ".
The council of priests of Isis and Osiris , headed by Sarastro, enters to the sound of a solemn march. Sarastro tells the priests that Tamino is ready to undergo the ordeals that will lead to enlightenment.
Tamino and Papageno are led in by two priests for the first trial. The two priests advise Tamino and Papageno of the dangers ahead of them, warn them of women's wiles and swear them to silence Duet: " Bewahret euch von Weibertücken ".
The three ladies appear and try to frighten Tamino and Papageno into speaking. Quintet: " Wie, wie, wie " Papageno cannot resist answering the ladies, but Tamino remains aloof, angrily instructing Papageno not to listen to the ladies' threats and to keep quiet.
Seeing that Tamino will not speak to them, the ladies withdraw in confusion. Pamina is asleep. Monostatos approaches and gazes upon her with rapture.
Monostatos hides. In response to the Queen's questioning, Pamina explains that Tamino is joining Sarastro's brotherhood and she is thinking of accompanying him too.
The Queen is not pleased. She explains that her husband was the previous owner of the temple and on his deathbed, gave the ownership to Sarastro instead of her, rendering the Queen powerless this is in the original libretto, but is usually omitted from modern productions, to shorten the scene with Pamina and her mother.
She gives Pamina a dagger, ordering her to kill Sarastro with it and threatening to disown her if she does not. Aria: " Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen ".
She leaves. Monostatos returns and tries to force Pamina's love by threatening to reveal the Queen's plot, but Sarastro enters and drives him off.
Pamina begs Sarastro to forgive her mother and he reassures her that revenge and cruelty have no place in his domain Aria: " In diesen heil'gen Hallen ".
Tamino and Papageno are led in by priests, who remind them that they must remain silent. Papageno complains of thirst.
The two priests lead them into a vast hall. Papageno chatters and complains that he is hungry. They also bring a table full of food — Papageno immediately proceeds to stuff himself.
Tamino plays his flute, and Pamina is attracted by its sounds. Tamino turns away, since he has been forbidden to speak.
Pamina cannot understand this and thinks Pamino has stopped loving her. This is the second test, one which Tamino just barely is able to pass.
Then the trombones call on the two men to continue on their way. Sarastro praises Tamino for his calm.
Pamina, who by now is quite beside herself and even has contemplated suicide, is brought in. Sarastro bids the two say farewell, for it is time for the final test.
Papageno, meanwhile, has lost his way. One of the priests arrives and chides him, telling him that if he goes on like this, he will never attain to the celestial joy of the Initiates.
And as he wishes, so it is. Pamino is ready to undertake the third and final test: the Trial by Water and Fire. Once again, the key switches to the Masonic key of E flat major.
We can see two mountains on either side of the stage: through two openings can be seen black mist and glowing fire, respectively.
Two men in black armour, wearing helmets with burning crests, read from a pyramid:. He who treads the road full of care, Is purified by fire, water, air and earth.
If he can overcome the fear of death, he soars heavenwards away from earth! Enlightened, he will then be able To dedicate himself entirely to the mysteries of Isis.
Oh, yes, the Mysteries of Isis: those who are not able to think in symbols and would like to accuse The Magic Flute of being sexist might have a slight problem here.
Just as Tamino is about to enter the first cave, he hears the voice of Pamina, who has been given permission to join him as an Initiate: they can now undergo the final test together.
I rather like that: remember that the Sun temple is a male temple, a temple of the Sun: only men are allowed as Initiates.
By letting Tamino and Pamina undergo the tests together, as one unit if you like — a syzygy — both principles are joined together. This is a sure proof of balance and of a successful initiation.
Anyone who still thinks The Magic Flute is sexist? They pass through the portal, which closes behind them. The music during the actual test is very quiet: Tamino plays his magic flute, accompanied only by soft trombones what else?
We do not see the actual tests — they remain secret and withdrawn — but finally Tamino and Pamina emerge from the cave and the stage transforms into a brightly lit hall.
A chorus greets them triumphantly and bids them enter the Temple as full Initiates. This is basically the whole story.
After this, the Queen of the Night and Monostatos make an abortive attempt to storm the Sun Temple: but of course the Sun cannot be conquered; the Queen of the Night and her followers are thrown into the abyss, and immediately the stage transforms into a gigantic Sun.
Sarastro stands exalted; Tamino and Pamina are now wearing priestly robes. They are surrounded by Egyptian priests on either side, and the Three Boys are holding flowers in their hands.
The chorus sings:. Hail to you who are blest! You came through the night! Thanks be to you, Osiris! And thanks be to you, Isis! Strength has conquered And crowned as a reward Beauty and Wisdom With an everlasting crown!
And Papageno? He never became an initiate, having chosen the wine instead what else would you expect from the instincts?
Tamino — the conscious mind-marries Pamina, the Anima; and the Higher Self, Sarastro, through whom all of this came about, watches over them all.
And Sarastro is the King that Tamino is destined to succeed, in a higher initiation still. But that is another story. Teaching the Mystical Qabalah.
The Magic Flute by Frater S. The Age of Enlightenment The Magic Flute was composed in , right at the end of the Age of Enlightenment, which had started in the early years of the 18th century.
The Story The story, in condensed form, goes roughly like this: Tamino, a prince, happens onto a wild landscape where he is rescued from a gigantic serpent by Three Veiled Ladies — servants of the Queen of the Night.
The Trombones In the overture, Mozart also draws special attention to the trombones. Papageno inquires if she has a sweetheart. She replies that she does, and that his name is Papageno.
She then disappears. Pamina enters and tries to talk to Tamino, but he refuses to answer. She leaves in despair. Scene 5. Sarastro separates Pamina and Tamino for their final trial.
Scene 6. Papageno, still longing for a wife, plays his magic bells. The old woman reappears and demands that he promise to marry her, or else he will be alone forever.
Papageno reluctantly agrees. She is immediately transformed into a pretty girl: Papagena. As Papageno runs to embrace her, the priests frighten her away.
Scene 7. The Three Spirits come upon Pamina in a courtyard. They promise that she will see him soon. Scene 8. Two armoured men lead Tamino to his next trials, at mountains gushing fire and water.
They recite the credo of Isis that he who overcomes fear will achieve enlightenment. Tamino is reunited with Pamina. They exchange loving words and enter the trials together.
The priests laud their success. Scene 9. Third Boy Rodney Clarke Edit Storyline During World War I, in an unnamed country, a soldier named Tamino is sent by the Queen of the Night to rescue her daughter Pamina from the clutches of the supposedly evil Sarastro.
Edit Did You Know? Trivia Shot entirely in a studio. Even the final scene, which supposedly takes place in sunlit exteriors, was created partly by CGI effects.
Quotes Papageno : [ Papageno and Tamino are undergoing a trial of silence, but Papageno speaks anyway, much to the displeasure of Tamino.
An old woman enters ] Is that for me? Old Papagena : [ speaks, carrying a tray of refreshments ] Yes, my angel! Papageno : [ drinks and then speaks ] Water!
How old are you, my dear? Old Papagena : [ speaks ] I'm eighteen years and - two minutes. Papageno : [ bursts into laughter and speaks ] I see!
Do you have a boyfriend? Old Papagena : [ speaks ] Oh, yes! Papageno : [ speaks ] What's his name? Old Papagena : [ speaks ] Papageno!
Papageno : [ speaks as she starts to leave ] Papa - Hey, that's me! The other teachers at the ce. The other teachers at the center are also bilingual, and have pre-school and kindergarten teaching degrees or are teacher-aids at local schools.
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