In opera, the librettist (the libretto writer) likewise gets ignored far too often; we still say “Mozart wrote The Magic Flute,” when actually he wrote only the music. Granted, Mozart could probably set the IRS Tax Form 1040EZ to music and create a masterpiece, but he’s the exception. Opera composers usually need something more.
The libretto of the Magic Flute was unquestionably influenced by the recently translated Story of King Sethos. It exhibits the attributes of Masonic initiation, emphasizing Tamino as the Masonic apprentice in his progression from a state of ignorance, isolation, and non-enlightenment to one of social responsibility, altruism, and rationality.
Authentic Magic Flute Libretto book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Shortly after Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's death, his widow Co.
Protected by the magic flute, they walk through the fire and water unscathed. The priests celebrate their success. Papageno, however, is sad he cannot find his beautiful Papagena. He, too, is and is about to kill himself when the three spirits appear to him and remind him to ring his bells. When he does, Papagena reappears and the two sing about their happy future. The Queen of the Night.
Mozart's Text Setting in the Magic Flute Michael Freyhan London This article arises out of the discovery of correspond ence between Nicolaus Simrock (1751-1832) and Cjottfried Weber (1779-1839),1 necessitating a re-assessment of the authenticity and status of the libretto underlaid in the first full score edition of The Magic Flute (Simrock, Bonn 1814). Simrock's score was reviewed in the.
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The Magic Flute. Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; libretto: Emanuel Schikaneder Opera North The Lowry (Lyric Theatre) 5 to 9 March 2019. Share: Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute was an immediate success when it opened in 1791. Its popularity has stretched over two centuries and it is still one of the most regularly produced in the canon.
The Magic Flute was premiered in Wien on 30 September 1791. At the same date the libretto was published with a copper print similar to the present watercolour. The complete vocal score was published by Simrock and Hummel in 1793, and the full orchestral score by Simrock not until 1814. The autograph is in Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin.