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They are told that they will be left alone, and that they, no matter what happens, may not speak. If they do, all is lost. The first test is to be able to resist the guiles of women: this is the beginning of wisdom.
To modern ears this sounds decidedly sexist, so let me rephrase it slightly. The beginning of wisdom is to be able to liberate yourself from being dominated by the forces of the subjective and subconsious mind as represented by the Moon.
It also has to do with controlling your sexuality; the Initiate is not ruled by his passions. There is nothing wrong with having passions, not at all, but to advance on the Path, your passions must not control you, you must rule over them; you must not suppress them, but rule them wisely.
Note, also, that Tamino and Papageno are not being told to give up women: it is a simply a test, and as such is limited in time.
Neither are women decried anywhere in the text, nor is the female principle. We are simply talking about aspects of the soul.
It has nothing to do with physical gender. This is extremely important in all occultism. Suddenly, the Tree Ladies appear, seemingly out of nowhere.
They try everything in order to make Tamino and Papageno speak to them. Papageno, who has no self-control, can barely keep himself from talking; Tamino constantly has to tell him to shut up.
Away with the women to Hell! The Ladies vanish, but the Queen of Night is still at large in the Temple…. She is furious because Tamino has chosen to become an Initiate of the Sun.
Otherwise she will forever be disowned. So, the forces of Night are indeed threatening to overtake the Realms of the Sun. So, an uprush of subconscious force, working through the anima of the candidate, is threatening to flood the conscious mind, thereby cutting off all contact with the superconscious levels of Tifaret.
It is in fact a classic reaction from the subconscious: it does not want to change, it wants to stay the way it is, and it will go to great lengths to prevent any change in consciousness.
This applies to quite mundane things, like giving up smoking, and it also applies to Initiation. Here, though, we see it in a very dramatic and extreme form: by acquiring the Disc of the Sun, the subconscious would overthrow the superconscious and rule supreme — a very serious mental condition, if not a total dissolution of the entire psyche.
But of course, the Higher Self cannot be killed. The two priests lead them into a vast hall. Papageno chatters and complains that he is hungry. They also bring a table full of food — Papageno immediately proceeds to stuff himself.
Tamino plays his flute, and Pamina is attracted by its sounds. Tamino turns away, since he has been forbidden to speak.
Pamina cannot understand this and thinks Pamino has stopped loving her. This is the second test, one which Tamino just barely is able to pass. Then the trombones call on the two men to continue on their way.
Sarastro praises Tamino for his calm. Pamina, who by now is quite beside herself and even has contemplated suicide, is brought in. Sarastro bids the two say farewell, for it is time for the final test.
Papageno, meanwhile, has lost his way. One of the priests arrives and chides him, telling him that if he goes on like this, he will never attain to the celestial joy of the Initiates.
And as he wishes, so it is. Pamino is ready to undertake the third and final test: the Trial by Water and Fire. Once again, the key switches to the Masonic key of E flat major.
We can see two mountains on either side of the stage: through two openings can be seen black mist and glowing fire, respectively.
Two men in black armour, wearing helmets with burning crests, read from a pyramid:. He who treads the road full of care, Is purified by fire, water, air and earth.
If he can overcome the fear of death, he soars heavenwards away from earth! Enlightened, he will then be able To dedicate himself entirely to the mysteries of Isis.
Oh, yes, the Mysteries of Isis: those who are not able to think in symbols and would like to accuse The Magic Flute of being sexist might have a slight problem here.
Just as Tamino is about to enter the first cave, he hears the voice of Pamina, who has been given permission to join him as an Initiate: they can now undergo the final test together.
I rather like that: remember that the Sun temple is a male temple, a temple of the Sun: only men are allowed as Initiates. By letting Tamino and Pamina undergo the tests together, as one unit if you like — a syzygy — both principles are joined together.
This is a sure proof of balance and of a successful initiation. Together they reflect on the joys and sacred duties of marital love duet: " Bei Männern welche Liebe fühlen ".
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 ".
Tamino approaches the left-hand entrance and is denied access by voices from within. The same happens when he goes to the entrance on the right.
But from the entrance in the middle, an old priest appears and lets Tamino in. The old priest is referred to as "The Speaker" in the libretto, but his role is a singing role.
He tells Tamino that Sarastro is benevolent, not evil, and that he should not trust the Queen of the Night. He promises that Tamino's confusion will be lifted when Tamino approaches the temple in a spirit of friendship.
Tamino plays his magic flute. Animals appear and dance, enraptured, to his music. Tamino hears Papageno's pipes sounding offstage, and hurries off to find him aria: " Wie stark ist nicht dein Zauberton ".
They are recaptured by Monostatos and his slaves. 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 ".
Papageno and Pamina hear the sound of Sarastro's retinue approaching. Papageno is frightened and asks Pamina what they should say. She answers that they must tell the truth.
Sarastro enters, with a crowd of followers. Pamina falls at Sarastro's feet and confesses that she tried to escape because Monostatos had forced his attentions on her.
Sarastro receives her kindly and assures her that he wishes only for her happiness. But he refuses to return her to her mother, whom he describes as a proud, headstrong woman, and a bad influence on those around her.
Pamina, he says, must be guided by a man. Monostatos brings in Tamino. The two lovers see one another for the first time and embrace, causing indignation among Sarastro's followers.
Monostatos tells Sarastro that he caught Papageno and Pamina trying to escape, and demands a reward.
Sarastro, however, punishes Monostatos for his lustful behaviour toward Pamina, and sends him away. He announces that Tamino must undergo trials of wisdom in order to become worthy as Pamina's husband.
The priests declare that virtue and righteousness will sanctify life and make mortals like gods " Wenn Tugend und Gerechtigkeit ".
The council of priests of Isis and Osiris , headed by Sarastro, enters to the sound of a solemn march. Sarastro tells the priests that Tamino is ready to undergo the ordeals that will lead to enlightenment.
Tamino and Papageno are led in by two priests for the first trial. 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 ".
The three ladies appear and try to frighten Tamino and Papageno into speaking. Quintet: " Wie, wie, wie " Papageno cannot resist answering the ladies, but Tamino remains aloof, angrily instructing Papageno not to listen to the ladies' threats and to keep quiet.
Seeing that Tamino will not speak to them, the ladies withdraw in confusion. Pamina is asleep. Monostatos approaches and gazes upon her with rapture.
Monostatos hides. In response to the Queen's questioning, Pamina explains that Tamino is joining Sarastro's brotherhood and she is thinking of accompanying him too.
The Queen is not pleased. She explains that her husband was the previous owner of the temple and on his deathbed, gave the ownership to Sarastro instead of her, rendering the Queen powerless this is in the original libretto, but is usually omitted from modern productions, to shorten the scene with Pamina and her mother.
She gives Pamina a dagger, ordering her to kill Sarastro with it and threatening to disown her if she does not.
Aria: " Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen ". She leaves. Monostatos returns and tries to force Pamina's love by threatening to reveal the Queen's plot, but Sarastro enters and drives him off.
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Added to Watchlist. The Evolution of Keanu Reeves. Seen on TV Recently. On one level, The Magic Flute is a simple fairy tale concerning a damsel in distress and the handsome prince who rescues her.
Beneath the surface, however, the piece is much more complex. It is an allegory of the quest for wisdom and enlightenment as presented through symbols of Freemasonry ; Mozart and Schikaneder were both Freemasons.
Most obvious of the Masonic symbols is the number three: among the cast are three boys, three ladies, and three slaves, and musical passages feature three chords as those that begin the overture or three stanzas, among other instances.
The music of The Magic Flute closely underscores the drama. Mozart used varied musical styles to depict his characters. By contrast, the deceptive Queen of the Night is portrayed as an Italianate coloratura indulging in both vocal and emotional histrionics.
For the young lovers Tamino and Pamina, Mozart composed music that is sweetly romantic yet also harmonically progressive, using at times an unusually chromatic vocal line.
Using music to reinforce personality allowed Mozart to create characters that continue to move modern audiences. See also operetta. Works combining spoken words and sung text in local languages— German , French , and English —were fairly common, and these more-accessible works had periods of great local popularity.
Scene 1. Prince Tamino, lost in a wild forest, is being pursued by a giant serpent. He collapses. The Three Ladies, who serve the Queen of the Night, appear and kill the monster.
They find the unconscious Tamino attractive, and they argue about who will guard him while the others report to the Queen of the Night; unable to decide, they all leave.
Papageno the birdcatcher enters, singing of the joys of his profession and his desire for a wife. Tamino recovers consciousness , and Papageno claims to have strangled the serpent himself.
The Three Ladies reappear and padlock his mouth for lying. They show Tamino a portrait of Pamina; he falls in love at first sight. The Queen arrives.
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