La Flauta Magica - Opera - Mozart - Live Trans. from MET NY
Dear Music lovers, this will be our second Opera from MET NY Live Transmission from Protected content
The opera, “The Magic Flute,” is the last opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The world premiere of this opera which was actually conducted by Mozart on the 30th of September in Protected content . Papagano was played by Emanuel Schikaneder, the principal of the theater, who requested Mozart to compose this opera. Mozart died on the 5th of December that year. He instructed those closest to him to play “The Magic Flute” for him when he is on his deathbed. I assume that Mozart really loved this opera. This opera became so successful, it was performed Protected content that year.
The Magic Flute is an opera in two acts:
In ancient times, in Egypt, this is an imaginary story. Prince Tamino is attacked by a big serpent. But, three ladies who are the servants of the Queen of the Night save him. Three ladies show him a portrait of the queen’s daughter, Pamina, and Tamino falls in love with her eventhough he has not even met her. The Queen of the Night promises her daughter to him, if he can rescue Pamina who is enslaved by the evil Sarastro. Tamino decides to rescue her, and is given a magic flute by the three lady servants. There is a man, Papageno who is a bird catcher. Incidentlly, he follows Tamino, and is also given magic bells by the ladies.
By the power of the magic flute and bells, Tamino finally gets to meet Pamina. They fall in love with each other immediately. In fact, Sarastro is not an evil man, but an high priest. He has protected Pamina from her mother who is filled with ambition to dominate the world.
Sarastro imposes three tests on Tamino to get his lover, Pamina. The first test is “Silence.” When Tamino falls silent, Pamina who knows nothing feels sorrow, but they can endure this test. The scond test is “Fire,” and the third test is “Water.” They can overcome these tests through the power of the magic flute.
In addition, Papageno is also tested to get his unseen lover. Papageno is not able to endure the tests. He can’t pass his tests. However, he can meet his lover, Papagen“a” through the power of the magic bells. Papageno falls in love with Papagena.
On the other hand, Pamina’s mother, the Queen of the Night is furious. She tries to break into the temple of Sarastro. But, she is hit by a thunderbolt, and goes to hell.
In the end, Sarastro blesses Tamino and Pamina for overcoming their tests.
For those who have not come yet to enjoy one of these magnificent performances, we meet at 11:30 atProtected content just 30 minutes before the performance starts, so no room for delays ok. Please be on time and bring cash to make it easier to buy the tickets at once.
Those who want to have a free lecture of the performance, can go qt 11:00 at Protected content , where the lecture is given in Spanish, just be aware that after the lecture you will not have enough time to buy your ticket, so I recommend you to buy it beforehand and then meet with us at the intermediate.
You can also buy your tickets in advance at Protected content , if this is the case and want to meet with us, send me a PM with your whatsapp number so we can reach you.
Looking forward to enjoy this magnificent performance with you
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