Mozart also called for a stromento d'acciaio (instrument of steel) to perform Papageno's magic bells. Hier fällt zunächst die extrem transparente Orchesterbesetzung auf. "But what always gives me the most pleasure is the silent approval! Part love story, part comedy—and entirely puzzling—Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) is full of in-jokes and barefaced mischief alongside some of music’s most rapturous moments.So it requires musicians who can tread this delicate balance between absurdity and serious art. SHARE. Duets | Die Zauberflöte was written with an eye toward a popular audience, but the varied tone of the work requires singers who can specialize in several different musical genres. Die Zauberflöte has become the best-known example of this genre not only owing to the fairy-tale story in which by means of a magic flute and his comical companion, Papageno, Prince Tamino seeks the way to Princess Pamina, daughter of the Queen of the Night, but also thanks to the references to Masonic symbolism and, naturally, Mozart ’s engrossing music. • 20. She appears and, united, the happy couple stutter in astonishment and make bird-like courting sounds at each other. Pa, pa, pa, pa, pa, pa, gena Papagena! ... Arnold Östmans Mozart-Zyklus gehört zum spannendsten, was die Originalklangwelle hervorgebracht hat, und die Zauberflöte ist neben dem spannenden Figaro ein absoluter Höhepunkt der Reihe. that many, many Ah, save me! Watch videos with other singers performing Pa-Pa-Pa-Papageno… [2], The libretto for The Magic Flute, written by Schikaneder, is thought by scholars to be based on many sources. Sarastro receives her kindly and assures her that he wishes only for her happiness. They find the unconscious prince extremely attractive, and each of them tries to convince the other two to leave. They advise him to play his magic bells to summon Papagena. Dann eine kleine Papagena. PAPAGENA It is the greatest feeling Die Zauberflöte, K. 620: Act II, Scene III. [35], The first complete recording of The Magic Flute was of a live performance at the 1937 Salzburg Festival, with Arturo Toscanini conducting the Vienna Philharmonic and Vienna State Opera, though the recording was not issued until many years later. Help, or I am lost, doomed to fall prey to the cunning serpent! Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The two lovers see one another for the first time and embrace, causing indignation among Sarastro's followers. An old woman enters and offers Papageno a cup of water. She replies that she does and that his name is Papageno. What a pleasure that will be, / Die, monster, by our might!). Since then there have been many recordings, in both audio and video formats.[36][37]. Then another Papageno! Weibchen, Täubchen, meine Schöne" / Papagena! Scenes with Papageno in Die Zauberflöte. YOU CAN SEE MORE CLIPS FROM Die Zauberflöte ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL. They plot to destroy the temple ("Nur stille, stille" / Just quiet, quiet) and the Queen confirms that she has promised her daughter Pamina to Monostatos. Erst einen kleinen Papageno. Together Tamino and Papageno set forth (Quintet: "Hm! In composing the opera, Mozart evidently kept in mind the skills of the singers intended for the premiere, which included both virtuoso and ordinary comic actors asked to sing for the occasion. As Mozart's letters show, he was very pleased to have achieved such a success. Mozart was a close friend of one of the singer-composers of the troupe, tenor Benedikt Schack (the first Tamino), and had contributed to the compositions of the troupe, which were often collaboratively written. / Papageno! Sich ihres Ebenbildes freun. Monostatos approaches and gazes upon her with rapture. Together they reflect on the joys and sacred duties of marital love (duet: "Bei Männern welche Liebe fühlen" / In men, who feel love). Then a little Papagena! (Quintet: "Wie, wie, wie" / How, how, how) Papageno cannot resist answering the ladies, but Tamino remains aloof, angrily instructing Papageno not to listen to the ladies' threats and to keep quiet. [21], The names of the performers at the premiere are taken from a preserved playbill for this performance (at right), which does not give full names; "Hr." The programme at the premiere performance announced it as, This is known from testimony by Ignaz von Seyfried (1776–1841), a composer who later (1798) became the musical director at the same theatre. Papagena! DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE. In response to the Queen's questioning, Pamina explains that Tamino is joining Sarastro's brotherhood and that she is thinking of accompanying him. = Mademoiselle, Miss. Offstage, the priests hail their triumph and invite the couple to enter the temple. This time round the Royal Opera House's publicity machine is calling it The Magic Flute, but once you're ensconced within its confines the title reverts to the original German, Die Zauberflöte.Either way its the same show, and a damn fine one, and if it helps sell a few extra tickets that's all to the good. In ensembles, Mozart skillfully combined voices of different ability levels. Monostatos brings in Tamino. Charles Rosen has remarked on the character of Mozart's orchestration: Die Zauberflöte has the greatest variety of orchestral color that the eighteenth century was to know; the very lavishness, however, is paradoxically also an economy as each effect is a concentrated one, each one—Papageno's whistle, the Queen of the Night's coloratura, the bells, Sarastro's trombones, even the farewell in Scene I for clarinets and pizzicato strings—a single dramatic stroke. The traitorous Monostatos appears with the Queen of the Night and her three ladies. Animals appear and dance, enraptured, to his music. The arrival of the Queen of the Night. She tries to speak with him, but Tamino, bound by his vow of silence, cannot answer her, and Pamina begins to believe that he no longer loves her. Arias | (Trio: Sarastro, Pamina, Tamino – "Soll ich dich, Teurer, nicht mehr sehn?" Conductor: James Leivine. Sarastro enters, with a crowd of followers. The elderly woman reappears and warns him that unless he immediately promises to marry her, he will be imprisoned forever. "One of Mozart’s most enchanting works, Die Zauberflöte is a fairy tale that uses familiar archetypes to ask provocative and difficult questions about religion, the nature of power, the bonds of family, and of course love. The priests celebrate Tamino's successes so far, and pray that he will succeed and become worthy of their order (Chorus: "O Isis und Osiris" / O Isis and Osiris). / Help! (Aria: "Alles fühlt der Liebe Freuden" / All feel the joys of love) He is about to kiss the sleeping Pamina, when the Queen of the Night appears. Wenn viele, viele, viele, viele, Sarastro announces the sun's triumph over the night, and hails the dawn of a new era of wisdom and brotherhood. 1220 Bernoullistraße 4 Stg. Privacy | Separately, then together, Tamino and Pamina undergo severe trials of initiation, which end in triumph, with the Queen and her cohorts vanquished. There is then a scene change without interrupting the music, leading into Scene 8. On 28 December 1791, three and a half weeks after Mozart's death, his widow Constanze offered to send a manuscript score of The Magic Flute to the electoral court in Bonn. She offers sympathy and hope to Papageno, who longs for a wife. Unsrer Liebe Kinder schenken, Singers | Protected by the music of the magic flute, they pass unscathed through chambers of fire and water. Stage set by, Josef Greindl, RIAS-Symphonie-Orchester, RIAS Kammerchor, Ferenc Fricsay (1953), Finale. He faints but, when he comes to, realises that he has been rescued – someone else has killed the monster. "I have this moment returned from the opera, which was as full as ever", he wrote on 7 October, listing the numbers that had to be encored. Hills on both sides. Operas | You can see how this opera is becoming more and more esteemed." Media in category "Papageno (Die Zauberflöte)" The following 27 files are in this category, out of 27 total. Some works of literature current in Vienna in Schikaneder's day that may have served as sources include the medieval romance Yvain by Chrétien de Troyes, the novel Life of Sethos by Jean Terrasson, and the essay "On the mysteries of the Egyptians" by Ignaz von Born. (chorus: "Es lebe Sarastro!" Explore Die Zauberflöte . He faints, and three ladies, attendants of the Queen of the Night, appear and kill the serpent. Papagena! Performed concert-style with semi-staging. She hands him the magic flute to help them through the trials ("Tamino mein, o welch ein Glück! Papagena! [a] The work premiered on 30 September 1791 at Schikaneder's theatre, the Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, just two months before the composer's premature death. Hm!"). Papageno despairs at having lost Papagena and decides to hang himself (Aria/Quartet: "Papagena! (Still in my ears he is the Papageno in the Bergman/Ericson version many years ago.) Mozart: Die Zauberflöte, K620. Nun bin ich dir ganz gegeben. The two priests advise Tamino and Papageno of the dangers ahead of them, warn them of women's wiles and swear them to silence (Duet: "Bewahret euch von Weibertücken / Keep yourselves from women's tricks"). He tells Tamino that Sarastro is benevolent, not evil, and that he should not trust the Queen of the Night. Buy download online. They observe Pamina, who is contemplating suicide because she believes Tamino has abandoned her. Sarastro tells the priests that Tamino is ready to undergo the ordeals that will lead to enlightenment. Synopsis. The opera has inspired a great number of sequels, adaptations, novels, films, and other works of art. [3] Especially for the role of Papageno, the libretto draws on the Hanswurst tradition of the Viennese popular theatre. 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. Wonderful rendition of Papagena/Papageno's duet from Die Zauberflöte. Known for its enduring story and infectious score, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte captures the imaginations of young and old. The priests declare that virtue and righteousness will sanctify life and make mortals like gods ("Wenn Tugend und Gerechtigkeit" / When virtue and justice). Pa, pa, pa, pa, pa, pa, geno On the reception of the opera, Mozart scholar Maynard Solomon writes: Although there were no reviews of the first performances,[6] it was immediately evident that Mozart and Schikaneder had achieved a great success, the opera drawing immense crowds and reaching hundreds of performances during the 1790s.[7]. Monostatos and Papageno are each terrified by the other's strange appearance and both flee. Contact Note the change in billing. Contribute | From the Magic Flute : a great moment !Papageno : Detlef Roth Papagena : Gaële Le Roi The opera was the culmination of a period of increasing involvement by Mozart with Schikaneder's theatrical troupe, which since 1789 had been the resident company at the Theater auf der Wieden. Monostatos hides. New production on period instruments. The ladies introduce three child-spirits, who will guide Tamino and Papageno to Sarastro's temple. when the gods remember us, The comic and earthy are represented by the baritone, Papageno, while true love in its noblest forms is conveyed by the tenor, Tamino, and the soprano, Pamina. Mozart's participation increased with his contributions to the 1790 collaborative opera Der Stein der Weisen(The … Der Segen froher Eltern seyn; Pa - Pa - Pa - Pa - Pa - Pa - Papagena! Editors’ Notes Mozart’s final opera, premiered in 1791, the year of his death, is also arguably his greatest work. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Montserrat Caballé, soprano Thomas Quasthoff, baritone SWR Rundfunkorchester Kaiserslautern Chor des Staatstheater Karlsruhe José Collado. According to Seyfried's memories (which he published in the, I[mperial] & R[oyal] priv[ileged] Wieden Theatre / Today, Friday 30 September 1791. The opera was premiered in Vienna on 30 September 1791 at the suburban Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden. Pamina, he says, must be guided by a man. The libretto is also a natural continuation of a series of fairy tale operas produced at the time by Schikaneder's troupe, including an adaptation of Sophie Seyler's Singspiel Oberon as well as Der Stein der Weisen. Papageno is told to accompany him, and both are equipped with magic instruments, a flute and a set of bells. Both arias of the Queen of the Night, "O zittre nicht, mein lieber Sohn" and "Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen" require high F6, rare in opera. There is then a scene change without interrupting the music, leading into Scene 10. The vocal ranges of two of the original singers for whom Mozart tailored his music have posed challenges for many singers who have since recreated their roles. Photos. Warner Classics: 9667932. Festival 2019 gallery. The men in armour assure him that the trial by silence is over and he is free to speak with her. 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" / That sounds so splendid). Tamino, a handsome prince lost in a distant land, is pursued by a serpent and asks the gods to save him (aria: "Zu Hilfe! She disappears as Papageno asks for her name, and the three child-spirits bring in food, the magic flute, and the bells, sent from Sarastro (Trio: "Seid uns zum zweiten Mal willkommen" / We welcome you a second time). So liebe kleine Kinderlein. Our flagship summer programme of world class opera. The Magic Flute (German: Die Zauberflöte, pronounced [ˈdiː ˈt͡saʊ̯bɐˌfløːtə] (listen)), K. 620, is an opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. Tamino comes down from a rock, with a bow but no arrows. Papageno, sent ahead by Tamino to help find Pamina, enters (Trio: "Du feines Täubchen, nur herein!" Die Zauberflöte was written with an eye toward a popular audience, but the varied tone of the work requires singers who can specialize in several different musical genres. Wenn dann die kleinen um sie spielen, Scene 3: A grove in front of a temple, Scene 2: The courtyard of the Temple of Ordeal, Scene 9: A rocky landscape outside the temple; night, Der, welcher wandert diese Strasse voll Beschwerden, The genre of the work is hard to specify. ), segued into trio "Stirb, Ungeheuer, durch uns're Macht!" = Herr, Mr.; "Mme." Wonderful rendition of Papagena/Papageno's duet from Die Zauberflöte. Salzburg Festival, Salzburg, 1982. Tamino plays his magic flute. Breakdown; Sample Materials; Suggested Audition Pieces; Videos; Related Products; Useful Articles; Breakdown. The Magic Flute is currently among the most frequently performed of all operas. Pa - Pa - Pa - Pa - Pa - Pa - Papagena! The Queen of the Night appears and promises Tamino that Pamina will be his if he rescues her from Sarastro (Recitative and aria: "O zittre nicht, mein lieber Sohn" / Oh, tremble not, my dear son!). Productions of the past century have tended to be more faithful to Mozart's music, though faithful rendering of Mozart and Schikaneder's original (quite explicit) stage directions and dramatic vision continues to be rare; with isolated exceptions, modern productions strongly reflect the creative preferences of the stage director.[11]. News & Features. The three ladies appear and try to frighten Tamino and Papageno into speaking. The three child-spirits hail the dawn. Hm! Merciful gods! [i] There is then a scene change without interrupting the music, leading into Scene 9. They give Tamino a magic flute which has the power to change sorrow into joy. Pamina is brought in and Sarastro instructs Pamina and Tamino to bid each other farewell before the greater trials ahead, alarming them by describing it as their "final farewell". 0. PAPAGENO, PAPAGENA Die Zauberflöte was written with an eye toward a popular audience, but the varied tone of the work requires singers who can specialize in several different musical genres. Ah, defend me! They give Papageno magic bells for protection, telling him to go with Tamino. Now I really am all yours. Musical highlights. Read the synopsis for Mozart's Die Zauberflöte. Die Zauberflöte Libretto English Translation The Magic Flute. Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Papagena! Three Boys are to guide them as good spirits. Events. Papageno complains of thirst. Libretto List | The Queen is not pleased. No. Pamina calls to him from offstage. / Oh, what luck, my Tamino!"). For a listing, see Works inspired by The Magic Flute. Nun so sey mein Herzenstäubchen! He promises that Tamino's confusion will be lifted when Tamino approaches the temple in a spirit of friendship. Nun so sey mein liebes Weibchen! Video gallery. PAPAGENA The casting of the roles relies on the actual vocal range of the part. History. Help! He describes his life as a bird-catcher, complaining he has no wife or girlfriend (aria: "Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja" / The birdcatcher am I indeed). Die Zauberflöte Mozart’s magical fairy tale Die Zauberflöte is a Glyndebourne favourite, with a host of productions gracing the stage since its 1935 debut. Mozart's participation increased with his contributions to the 1790 collaborative opera Der Stein der Weisen (The Philosopher's Stone), including the duet ("Nun liebes Weibchen", K. 625/592a) among other passages. 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" / This path leads you to your goal). Mozart was a close friend of one of the singer-composers of the troupe, tenor Benedikt Schack (the first Tamino), and had contributed to the compositions of the troupe, which were often collaboratively written. Papageno is frightened and asks Pamina what they should say. This instrument has since been lost to history, though modern day scholars believe it to be a keyed glockenspiel, which is usually replaced with a celesta in modern-day performances.[28]. PAPAGENO The comic and earthy are represented by the baritone, Papageno, while true love in its noblest forms is conveyed by the tenor, Tamino, and the soprano, Pamina. Sarastro, however, punishes Monostatos for his lustful behaviour toward Pamina, and sends him away. Sung … Mozart Cast (in order of vocal appearance): Tamino, tenor (Benedikt Schack) First Lady, soprano (Mlle Klöpfer) Second Lady, soprano (Mlle Hofmann) Third Lady, soprano (Mme Elisabth Schack) Papageno, bass (Emanuel Schikaneder) The Queen of the Night, … Die Zauberflöte; Papageno; Papageno Die Zauberflöte. such dear little children! 11 Duet "Bewahret Euch vor Weibertücken" (zwei Priester) / Act II, Scene IV (Papageno, Tamino) sound engineer: Michel Lepage ( engineer ) … PAPAGENA Coro: O Isis, und Osiris, welche Wonne! Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff. (The old priest is referred to as "The Speaker" in the libretto, but his role is a singing role.) Pamina enters and declares her intention to undergo the remaining trials with him. [h][33] Tamino declares that he is ready to be tested. Two men in armor lead in Tamino.

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