Mozart's The Magic Flute: Opera Classics Library Series by Burton D. Fisher

By Burton D. Fisher

A complete consultant to Mozart's immortal THE MAGIC FLUTE (Die Zauberflote), that includes insightful observation and research, entire tale Synopsis with 30 tune Examples, an entire NEWLY TRANSLATED LIBRETTO with track Examples, Discography, Videography, and a Dictionary of Opera and Musical phrases.

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PAPAGENO: I'll never lie again, not ever! DREI DAMEN: Dies Schloß soll deine Warnung sein. THREE LADIES: Let this padlock be your warning! PAPAGENO: Dies Schloß soll meine Warnung sein. PAPAGENO: This padlock shall be my warning. Opera Classics Library Series Page 54 ALLE: Bekämen doch die Lügner alle ein solches Schloß vor ihren Mund; statt Haß, Verleumdung, schwarzer Galle, bestünden Lieb’ und Bruderbund. ALL: If only all liars would get such a lock on their mouths, then we would have love and friendship instead of hate and slander.

DREI DAMEN: Dich empfehlen kannst du immer, doch bestimmt die Fürstin dich, mit dem Prinzen ohn’ Velweilen nach Sarastros Burg zu eilen. THE THREE LADIES: You can always leave, but the Queen commands you and the Prince to hurry to Sarastro’s castle without delay. PAPAGENO: Nein, dafür bedank’ ich mich! Von euch selbsten hörte ich, daß er wie ein Tigertier. Sicher ließ’ ohn’ alle Gnaden Mich Sarastro rupfen, braten, Setzte mich den Hunden für. PAPAGENO: No thank you! I myself heard you say that he’s like a tiger.

That’s the devil for sure! Have pity! Spare me! Ay! Ay! Ay! They both run away, looking back at each other cautiously over their shoulders. PAMINA: Mutter - Mutter - Mutter! PAMINA: (dreamlike) Mother! Mother! Mother! (She regains consciousness) Wie? Noch schlägt dieses Herz? Zu neuen Qualen erwacht? O das ist hart, sehr hart! Mir bitterer, als der Tod. What? This heart is still beating? Did it awaken to new tortures? Oh, it’s so cruel, so cruel! It’s worse than death! Opera Classics Library Series PAPAGENO Bin ich nicht ein Narr, daß ich mich schrecken ließ?

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