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THE MAGIC FLUTE: BACKGROUND AND CHARACTERS The Magic Flute was the result of collaboration between two long-time friends: Mozart first met Emanuel Schikaneder, the librettist of The Magic Flute when Schikaneder brought his theatre company to Salzburg in 1780. Ten years later, the men were still friends, and both members of the same Masonic.
The Magic Flute is clearly a Masonic allegory, which justifies the solemn tone of much of its music, and is full of key symbols and characters, although it does not formally present the rituals of.
Concert flute - Symbolism In early cultures the flute played an important role in the realm of magic and was very closely linked to the hereafter and the spirit world with its gods. The instrument is often shown as being played by gods or symbolizes a god’s voice: the Ancient Egyptians, for example, believed the voice of Isis, the gods’ mother, was audible in the long, drawn-out notes of.
Filled with ritual and Masonic symbolism, The Magic Flute is a playful but profound look at man’s search for love and his struggle to attain wisdom and virtue. From the virtuosic arias of the Queen of the Night to the folksong-like melodies of the bird catcher, the full range of Mozart’s miraculous talent is on display in this captivating opera. With stunning costumes by Gabriella Ingram.
The Magic Flute was hugely successful and enjoyed 197 performances in two years throughout the world. It has been described as an exotic fairy tale with mystical elements, or less charitably, a bungled children's story. It contains much symbolism relating to freemasonry, which was much in discussion at the time and under pressure from the authorities. Mozart and Emanuel Schikaneder (who.
The Magic Flute is studded with famous passages, notably the famous coloratura soprano of the Queen of the Night, which remains a sublime and still surprising moment. As I sat listening to the hurrying rhythms of the overture, which unlike conventional overtures isn’t an introduction to themes which will be explored further in the opera proper but an autonomous piece of music, I remembered.
The symbolism of the Magic Flute (Detailed page) Summary. Items; The flute; The characters - The number three; Bibliography and filmography; Why is the flute magic ? The flute, described as magic in the last opera of Mozart, will remain attached to the composer for ever. It was not his favourite instrument and its enchanting character is more linked to other reasons related to its traditional.