Mozart's Die ZauberflöteThe Magic Flute in a pocket opera version
the students of Conservatorium Maastricht for an enchanting evening with
Mozart's Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) in a pocket
In the opera the Queen of the Night persuades Prince Tamino to rescue her daughter Pamina from captivity under the high priest Sarastro; instead, he learns the high ideals of Sarastro's community and seeks to join it. Separately, then together, Tamino and Pamina undergo severe trials of initiation, which end in triumph, with the Queen and her cohorts vanquished. The earthy Papageno, who accompanies Tamino on his quest, fails the trials completely but is rewarded anyway with the hand of his ideal female companion Papagena.
The journey lasts 1.5 hours as we follow Tamino's quest on rescuing his true love Pamina!