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, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Grand opera in two acts , Cast: Pamina: Kim-Lillian Strebel, Tamino: Joel Prieto, Queen of the Night. 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.
Mozart's The Magic FluteThe Magic Flute, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Grand opera in two acts , Cast: Pamina: Kim-Lillian Strebel, Tamino: Joel Prieto, Queen of the Night. 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. Mozart's The Magic Flute. Do you hear the Queen of the Night singing? Good, evil, bird catchers, and princes, time for Mozart's strangest work. Play.
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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. 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. 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. 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. In other quarters, the idea of Enlightenment meant something different, but closely akin to the secular ideas of the movement: the advancement of human consciousness through education.
To these people education was of two kinds: secular education on one hand, and spiritual education on the other. These two ingredients are strongly present in Freemasonry, which like the movement of Enlightenment is based on the idea of the essential brotherhood of humankind.
So, the ideas of Freemasonry were very much in line with the spirit of the times. So, when Tamino, who is the main character of The Magic Flute, enters the Temple of Wisdom, he is in fact being initiated into the Masonic Mysteries, or into a mythical version of it: as you will see, there is a lot of talk about Isis and Osiris, of pyramids and sphinxes, etc.
Now, this was very fashionable and modern in those days — exotism was quite the thing — but, equally, as anybody with a bit of insight into the Masonic Tradition knows, there are many Egyptian elements in Freemasonry proper, even today.
Before we go into all that, let me describe what goes on in The Magic Flute. 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 Queen, also called Flaming Star, has a daughter — Pamina, and, as the Queen herself tells Tamino, the girl has been abducted by a cruel magician, Sarastro.
If the prince can rescue Pamina, he may then marry her. During his adventures Tamino is joined by a youth of contrasting qualities: Papageno, a bird catcher, jovial and earthy.
Fortified with a magic flute and a set of bells, they set out in search of Pamina. They find that things are often not what they seem.
Gradually both the prince and Pamina, who meet, undergo rites of purification that enable them together to enter the temple of Sarastro as enlightened servants.
Tamino plays the magic flute as he passes through the ordeals of fire and water. In fact, it is possible, indeed very likely, that we have lost something in dropping this colourful vocabulary.
The mind is never dry, nor is it clinical. The symbolism employed in The Magic Flute is not known to us in its entirety. However, the story is a spiritual one, and many of the symbols employed are known to us: they are still employed in a spiritual context; they are still in use Freemasonry and within the occult.
As Masons, Schikaneder and Mozart must have been familiar with basic occult history and symbology; elements of the Kabbalah and of Alchemy were certainly known to them.
It is very easy to understand some of the more obvious symbols. As an occultist, it is always wise to remember the story of Procrustes, who used to solve the problem with houseguests being too tall or too short for the beds he provided for them by simply cutting off their legs or racking them until they fitted!
As occultists we are equally prone to make the same mistake — forcing the facts fit our theories. Shoot me, not Mozart!
I will simply try to use the basic elements of Western Qabalah to demonstrate how the Magic Flute might be interpreted in the light of esoteric symbolism.
Mozart and Schikaneder might not agree with every detail in this particular interpretation. However, archetypes being what they are — common to all humankind — I think they would agree in principle.
The overture of The Magic Flute is different, however: not a single bar of it is taken from the opera itself. It is a separate piece altogether.
Now, this has caused some musicologists to believe that it has nothing to do with the opera, and that it perhaps was added afterwards.
This is not true, and there are two strong points of evidence which demonstrate this. Firstly, the key of the overture is E flat major, which acts as a kind of central key throughout the entire opera.
Mozart was not alone in using E flat major in this way — other composers have used it as well, notably Beethoven, who also was a Mason, and there are plenty of other examples.
Secondly, the overture begins with three chords, three heavy, accented, majestic chords — in E flat major. These three chords are separated by long pauses which makes them stand out like three great pillars.
Indeed, this is exactly what they represent. Those familiar with the rituals of the Golden Dawn will recognize these titles, because the Golden Dawn was founded by Masons three Masons, in fact!
They are the Three that rule the Lodge. Indeed, throughout the score of The Magic Flute, attention is constantly drawn to the number three in various ways.
In the overture, Mozart also draws special attention to the trombones. They urge the protagonists on, they make things happen. Trombones are extremely ancient instruments.
Traditionally, trombones and their ancestors were mainly used in religious ceremony. They represented the majesty and divinity of the King; compared to the trumpets, their sound is heavier, calmer, more dignified and expansive: all qualities of Jupiter.
So we might say that trumpets belong to the Sphere of Gevurah on the Tree of Life, and trombones belong to the Sphere of Chesed. However, we might also put the trombones in Tifaret, the Royal Sephira above all others, the Sphere of the King.
Tifaret is also the Sphere of Sacrifice and of Higher Initiation, and since The Magic Flute is an opera about initiation and the trombones are given the task of summoning the characters to their initiation, we can regard the trombones as symbols of Tifaret, the Sphere of the Sun and of the Higher Self.
When the First Act begins, we find ourselves in the wilderness, in a large forest. At the back is a circular or roundish temple though I very much suspect it is nine-sided, but more of that later on.
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