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the flute magic

Most of that time my work was in film, first exclusively in black and white, and then increasingly in color.

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Opera in two acts by Mozart; words by Emanuel Schikaneder and Gieseke.

Produced, September 30, 1791, in Vienna, in the Theatre auf der Wieden; Paris, 1801, as "Les Mystères d'Isis"; London, King’s Theatre, June 6, 1811 (Italian); Covent Garden, May 27, 1833 (German); Drury Lane, March 10, 1838 (English); New York, Park Theatre, April 17, 1833 (English).

The role of Astrofiammante, Queen of the Night, has been sung here by Carlotta Patti, Ilma di Murska, Gerster, Sembrich, and Hempel.

SARASTRO, High Priest of Isis………………………. Bass TAMINO, an Egyptian Prince………………………… Tenor PAPAGENO, a bird-catcher…………………………..

Baritone ASTROFIAMMANTE, Queen of the Night…………. Soprano PAMINA, her daughter………………………………. Soprano MONOSTATOS, a Moor, chief slave of the temple…. The libretto to "The Magic Flute" is considered such a jumble of nonsense that it is as well to endeavour to extract some sense from it.

Baritone PAPAGENA…………………………………………. Soprano Three Ladies-in-Waiting to the Queen; Three Youths of the Temple; Priests, Priestesses, Slaves, etc. Emanuel Johann Schikaneder, who wrote it with the aid of a chorister named Gieseke, was a friend of Mozart and a member of the same Masonic Lodge.