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Positively Enchanting

Phoenix Opera's 'The Magic Flute',
reviewed by MARIA NOCKIN

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Emmanuel Schikaneder had known each other for some time before they wrote The Magic Flute. In 1791 Schikaneder, who was a fine actor and a capable singer, wanted a theater piece from Mozart because he thought the name of the well known composer would attract a large audience to his Theater auf der Wieden. Since he needed a piece that would have a broad appeal, he asked for a singspiel. That format, which has spoken dialogue between the sung numbers, was then an extremely popular form of entertainment.

Kevin Burdette as Papageno and Lisanne Good as Papagena in Phoenix Opera's 'The Magic Flute'...</p>
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Copyright © 12 December 2010 Maria Nockin,
Arizona USA

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