Kenneth Branagh is to direct a film of The Magic Flute, with a libretto translated from the German by Stephen Fry. The opera - Mozart's fantastical tale of the triumph of lovers Tamino and Pamina against the evil Queen of the Night, complete with masonic overtones, pyramids, lethal serpents and a lustful Moor - will be set in the first world war.
The Magic Flute is a singspiel, which is a form of German light opera. This means that, unlike most opera, The Magic Flute contains sections of spoken German dialogue in between the arias instead of the sung recitative which is usually used to propel the story in an opera. Our production will feature surtitles above and to the side of the stage.The Magic Flute appears to give rise to more questions and mysteries rather than provide answers. At the end the immense fantasy of this magical opera defies all logic and reason. Its secret lies in deeper layers of fundamental human experiences for which the fairytale appears simply to be the most adequate form of expression and only music finds the appropriate language.Irish National Opera, in its second year of programming, brings Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's most popular opera to Irish audiences, its German libretto by Emanuel Schikander sung with English surtitles.
Mozart's penultimate opera, The Magic Flute, presents an inextricable mixture of the unspoken and sung word, high principle and low cunning, the refined and the earthy, the sublime and the comic, for which reasons the rendering of the original German text into English has always been a problem. The present complete translation, by the most distinguished translator of opera libretti of our time.
Opera in two acts Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder First performed on 30. September, 1791 in Vienna Premiered at the Deutsche Oper Berlin on 24. September, 1991 Recommended from 10 years on Prince Tamino is menaced by a wild dragon. At the last moment he is saved by three mysterious women, who have been sent by the Queen of the Night. When the bird catcher Papageno appears and boasts of his.
Costume design for one of the Three Youths or Genii, 1913. 'The Magic Flute' ('Die Zauberflote'), opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) with libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder (1751-1812) was first produced in Vienna in 1791. The plot has overtones of Freemasonry. Some say Queen of the Night is based on the Empress Maria Theresa (1717-1780).
Tamino passes through the ordeals of fire and water, protected by the magic flute. Papageno has been tantalised by the occasional appearance of an old woman, claiming to be his bride. He is about to kill himself, when relief comes, through the Three Boys, when he makes use of the magic bells to bring a transformed young Papagena to his side.
Papageno wants Papagena - Tamino his Pamina. But the pathway to love is not a simple one! Everyone has to undergo difficult trials. They even have to decide against murder and suicide, and do without food and drink and sometimes even without speech and song. 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.
The Magic Flute is the first volume in this series and contains Russell's 138 pages long adaptation of Mozart's classical master piece. For those not familiar with the story (or perhaps not even opera), there is no need to worry.
Verified Purchase This book is the libretto for Mozart's The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflote). It provides the libretto of the opera in German and English as well as French. It is a benefit to go through the libretto to fully understand the lyrics being sung and to learn the story being told.
The opera libretto library: the authentic (sic) texts of the German, French, and Italian operas with music of the principal airs, with the complete English and German, French, or Italian parallel texts. New York: Avenel Books, 1980.
The English translation for the Met’s abridged version of The Magic Flute is by American poet and librettist J. D. McClatchy. The Setting The libretto specifies Egypt as the location of the action. That country was traditionally regarded as the legendary birthplace of the Masonic fraternity, whose symbols and rituals populate this opera.
The Magic Flute is referred to as a “rescue opera,” since it opens with Tamino going off to free Pamina. Such plots, concerning the triumph of liberty over tyranny, were wildly popular at the time. The libretto to The Magic Flute was written by Emanuel Schikaneder, a rascal and singing actor who ran a small theater in the suburbs of Vienna.
The Magic Flute in English The Magic Flute (German: ), K. 620, 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 that included both singing and spoken dialogue.
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This book is the libretto for Mozart's The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflote). It provides the libretto of the opera in German and English as well as French. It is a benefit to go through the libretto to fully understand the lyrics being sung and to learn the story being told.
Binding: Saddle stitching: Catalogue of works: KV 620: Content text: Biography of the composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart History of the work: The Magic Flute Characters The Plot Oh help me! Oh help me! Or else I must perish A bird-catcher is what I am This portrait is enchantig fair Those men who feel the force of passion The power of your magic notes That sound is so lovely Every good.