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The opera begins with the overture, which Mozart composed last. Tamino, a handsome prince lost in a distant land, is pursued by a serpent and asks the gods to save him aria: " Zu Hilfe!
Zu Hilfe! He faints, and three ladies, attendants of the Queen of the Night, appear and kill the serpent. They find the unconscious prince extremely attractive, and each of them tries to convince the other two to leave.
After arguing, they reluctantly decide to leave together. Tamino wakes up, and is surprised to find himself still alive.
Papageno enters dressed as a bird. He describes his life as a bird-catcher, complaining he has no wife or girlfriend aria: " Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja ".
Tamino introduces himself to Papageno, thinking Papageno killed the serpent. Papageno happily takes the credit — claiming he strangled it with his bare hands.
The three ladies suddenly reappear and instead of giving Papageno wine, cake and figs, they give him water, a stone and place a padlock over his mouth as a warning not to lie.
The ladies return and tell Tamino that Pamina has been captured by Sarastro, whom they describe as a powerful, evil demon.
Tamino vows to rescue Pamina. The Queen leaves and the ladies remove the padlock from Papageno's mouth with a warning not to lie any more.
They give Tamino a magic flute which has the power to change sorrow into joy. They give Papageno magic bells for protection, telling him to go with Tamino.
The ladies introduce three child-spirits, who will guide Tamino and Papageno to Sarastro's temple. Together Tamino and Papageno set forth Quintet: "Hm!
Pamina is dragged in by Sarastro's slaves, apparently having tried to escape. Monostatos, a blackamoor and chief of the slaves, orders the slaves to chain her and leave him alone with her.
Monostatos and Papageno are each terrified by the other's strange appearance and both flee. Papageno returns and announces to Pamina that her mother has sent Tamino to save her.
Pamina rejoices to hear that Tamino is in love with her. She offers sympathy and hope to Papageno, who longs for a wife.
Together they reflect on the joys and sacred duties of marital love duet: " Bei Männern welche Liebe fühlen ". The three child-spirits lead Tamino to Sarastro's temple, promising that if he remains patient, wise and steadfast, he will succeed in rescuing Pamina Quartet: " Zum Ziele führt dich diese Bahn ".
Tamino approaches the left-hand entrance and is denied access by voices from within. 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. 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. Aspects of one Person As we go along, you will note that all the characters may be regarded as aspects of one person: Tamino and Papageno are one.
The Queen of the Night At this point, the scenery suddenly changes: it becomes dark, and the Queen of the Night appears. Tamino and Papageno are taken into the Temple of Trial to be purified, and the First Act ends with a chorus: When virtue and justice have strewn the path of the great with glory, Then will the earth be the kingdom of heaven And mortals will be like gods!
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! Crazy Credits The overture to the opera is played both at the beginning and the end, but only at the end is it played over the film's credits.
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They decide that Tamino and Pamina should marry and that Tamino should succeed Sarastro as their leader, provided he passes the trials set out by the ancient rite.
Sarastro prays to Isis and Osiris , asking them to protect Tamino and Pamina. A priest warns Tamino that this is his last chance to turn back, but Tamino is determined to proceed.
Papageno is not interested in trials; all he wants is food, wine, and a wife. The priest replies that he will get a wife only if he undergoes the trials.
In the first trial, Tamino and Papageno must not speak to anyone. The Three Ladies arrive and try to get them to speak. Papageno cannot resist answering, but Tamino remains steadfast.
The priests praise Tamino but scold Papageno, who does not understand why he has to undergo these trials if Sarastro has already found a wife for him.
Monostatos approaches the sleeping Pamina and is about to kiss her when the Queen of the Night, who had arrived unseen earlier, frightens him away.
Seeking power that can be hers only if Sarastro dies, the Queen awakens Pamina and gives her a dagger, ordering her to kill Sarastro.
After the Queen leaves, Monostatos tries to blackmail Pamina by threatening to reveal the murder plot, but Sarastro drives him off and reassures Pamina.
Tamino and Papageno are undergoing a second trial of silence. An old woman enters, carrying water. She says that she is 18 years and 2 minutes old.
Papageno at first believes she means 80, but the old woman insists she is 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.“Die Zauberflöte”, “The Magic Flute”, was to become one of the most popular and most performed operas in history. Even today the audience is not averse to being spirited away into a fairy-tale realm of magic, love and humour – typically Mozart!. Creators The Met’s abridged, English-language version of Mozart’s magical fairy tale is a classic holiday treat for audiences of all ages. A cast of standouts comes together to bring the charming story and enchanting music to life, led by tenor Matthew Polenzani as the courageous Tamino and soprano Hera Hysesang Park as the virtuous Pamina. //Song: The Magic Flute: Overture//Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The Magic Flute is arguably the most well-known and loved opera in the history of music, probably because it has a simple fairy-tale type of plot and because the music is easy to listen to and to “understand”. The Magic Flute (German: Die Zauberflöte, pronounced [ˈdiː ˈt͡saʊ̯bɐˌfløːtə]), K. , is an opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. The work is in the form of a Singspiel, a popular form during the time it was written that included both singing and spoken dialogue.