Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Die Schöne Magelone


11. January 2015
Linzer Landesgalerie Festsaal
11:00

Johannes Brahms
DIE SCHÖNE MAGELONE
A Prose arrangement by Ludwig Tieck



The pretty Magelona "Die schöne Magelone" is a romantic prose telling dating from 15th century France, which became extremely popular in the Holy Roman Empire through the german translation of Veit Warbeck's 1535 edition of DIE SCHÖNE MAGELONE. It tells of the love affair between the king of Naples' Daughter, Magelone and the duke Peter of Provence. Although Magelone is promised and betrothed to marry another, she falls totally in love with the knight Peter and together they flee the court of Naples. One morning a bird snatches the red sachet that held the three rings Peter had given Magelone as a sign of his undying love. Peter promises to find the sachet again and goes hunting for the bird. In his quest to find the sachet, he get's abducted by turkish slave sellers. After years of slavery he manages to escape and return to his beautiful Magelone.

In 1797 Ludwig Tieck transformed the Warbeck story into a unique romantic telling with great emotional complexity and also added 15 poems to enhance and stress the emotional state of the different characters. Between 1861 and 1869 Johannes Brahms set the 15 poems to music. DIE SCHÖNE MAGELONE is a unique stage genre consisting of an Actor/Actress reciting the Ludwig Tieck book "Liebesgeschichte der schönen Magelone und des Grafen Peter von Provence" and the 15 poems are sung with piano accompaniment.

Three "connoisseur" artists collaborate on the 11th of January 2015 at 11:00 in the Landesgalerie Linz to take you on a memorable journey through the musical landscape of the beautiful Magelone and the Duke Peter of Provence.     

NOT TO BE MISSED!!

Jacques le Roux (Tenor) - Katharina Hofmann (Actress) - Sigurd Hennemann (Pianist)


TICKETS can be booked at :
0043 (0) 732  77205 2200 

Tickets will also be available at the door from 10:45, but reservations are highly recommended.   


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Thursday, September 18, 2014

TURN OF THE SCREW



Kammeroper in einem Prolog und zwei gruselige Akten
Libretto von Myfanwy Piper nach der gleichnamigen Erzählung von Henry James
In englischer Sprache mit deutschen Übertiteln

PREMIERE 19. September 2014
20:00
Musiktheater Linz - BLACKBOX

Prolog

Eine Gouvernante erhält den Auftrag, auf dem Landsitz Bly die beiden Waisenkinder Miles und Flora zu betreuen und für ihre gute Erziehung zu sorgen. Ihr Auftraggeber ist der Vormund der Kinder, der mit diesen Dingen nicht belästigt werden will.

1. Akt

Trotz anfänglicher Distanz freundet sich die Gouvernante rasch mit den beiden Kindern an. Bald darauf wirdMiles laut einer brieflichen Mitteilung wegen schlechten Betragens von der Schule verwiesen. Die Gouvernante sieht plötzlich im Garten und im Herrenhaus schemenhafte Erscheinungen eines Mannes und einer Frau. Die Haushälterin Mrs. Grose kommt zu dem Schluss, dass es sich dabei nur um Miss Jessel und Mister Quinthandeln kann, zwei ehemalige Angestellte, die ein ausgezeichnetes Verhältnis zu den Kindern hatten. Die beiden waren ein Liebespaar und kamen auf mysteriöse Weise ums Leben. Es scheint, als wollten sie nach ihrem Ableben die Kinder in ihre Abhängigkeit bringen.

2. Akt

Die geheimnisvolle Verschwörung zwischen den Kindern und den Toten, die immer extremere Formen annimmt, beunruhigt sowohl Mrs. Grose als auch die Gouvernante. Sie entschließen sich trotz anderslautender Direktiven, den Vormund von den Geschehnissen in Kenntnis zu setzen. Miles aber lässt auf Anweisung des ehemaligen Dieners Quint den Brief verschwinden. Die Ereignisse spitzen sich weiter zu, worauf Mrs. Grose das Haus verlässt und nach London reist, wobei sie Flora, trotz deren vehementen Widerstands, mitnimmt. Die Gouvernante versucht Miles ein Geständnis zu entlocken, unter wessen Einfluss er steht. Quint versucht Miles am Sprechen zu hindern. Als der Junge schließlich Quints Namen herausschreit, bricht er tot zusammen.


Prolog / Peter Quint
Jacques le Roux
Matthäus Schmidlechner

Governess
Gotho Griesmeier

Mrs Grose
Karen Robertson

Miles
Julia Schnäpper
Tabea Mitterbauer

Flora
Maria Liebig
Martha Matscheko

Miss Jessel
Martha Hirschmann











Tuesday, July 22, 2014

7. Internationales Gitarrenfestival.

The 7th International Guitar Festival Millstatt 
presents on the
7th of August 2015 at 20:00

DIE BURENHOCHZEIT
The Boer Wedding
Music by
Martin Watt, Pieter de Villiers, Stefanus le Roux Marais, 
Carlos Gardel & Julia Malischnig.

Libretto by
Jacques le Roux


DIE BURENHOCHZEIT is a cabaret in 2 acts in German and sung in Afrikaans, Italian, French and Spanish. It tells the story of a young man's confrontation with tradition. He is divided by his own dreams and that which is expected of him. Escaping and going on a world wide journey that inevitably proofs to him, that he may have both his dreams and tradition in glorious harmony.

Austrian virtuoso Guitarist Julia Malischnig meets up with the South African star tenor Jacques le Roux, for a rare collaboration of musical genres. South African composer Martin Watt wrote 12 cabaret songs between 2001 and 2003. After many unsuccessful attempts by many institutions, to combine these single "unattached in meaning" songs to form a theatrical unity, it has now finally been done. Jacques le Roux has written a cabaret libretto which connects these songs in a heartfelt, witty and entertaining way. Julia Malischnig will be using many themes from the songs to personify the libretto and to make it a rare and wonderful experience.

In attendance of composer Martin Watt, DIE BURENHOCHZEIT will be premiering at the 7th International guitar festival in Millstatt Austria on the 7th of August at 20:00. 








TICKETS AVAILABLE AT:
Büro Musikwochen Millstatt
+43 4766 2021 35

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

New Opera - FADINGER


Ernst Ludwig Leitner
FADINGER
Die Revolution der Hutmacher

Oper in zwei Akten 
Text von Franzobel

Im oberösterreichischen Bauernkrieg wird aus dem braven Hutmacher Stefan Fadinger ein Revolutionär. Als der übermächtige bayerisch-katholische Statthalter Adam Graf von Herberstorff im Frankenburger Würfelspiel seiner Grausamkeit freien Lauf lässt – die der Rebellion beschuldigten Bauern dürfen als „Gnadenakt“ jeweils zu zweit um ihr Leben würfeln, und wer verliert, wird aufgeknüpft –, formiert sich unter Fadingers Anführung ein landesweiter Aufstand. Doch der Verrat lauert in den eigenen Reihen …  



Stefan Fadinger
Martin Achrainer 
Christoph Zeller
Iurie Ciobanu 
Achatz Wiellinger
Matthias Helm 
Fadingers Kinder
Martha Matscheko /
Tabea Mitterbauer /
Karoline Köller /
Marlene Miesenberger 
Graf von Herberstorff
Daniel Lager 
Gallus Putschögl
Franz Binder 
Hofmeister Lochinger
Jacques le Roux 
Melchior, Bänkelsänger
Hans-Günther Müller 
Ein Brüderpaar
Eugen Fillo /
Jonathan Whiteley /
Joschko Donchev /
Ville Lignell 
Drei Landsknechte
Bonifacio Galván /
Csaba Grünfelder /
Marius Mocan /
Markus Schulz /
Ulf Bunde /
Johann Gruber 


Musikalische Leitung
Dennis Russell Davies 

Inszenierung

Bühne

Kostüme

Video

Chorleitung

Dramaturgie



SAMSTAG, 08. FEBRUAR 2014 

DONNERSTAG, 13. FEBRUAR 2014 

DIENSTAG, 25. FEBRUAR 2014 

FREITAG, 07. MÄRZ 2014 
MITTWOCH, 19. MÄRZ 2014 
MONTAG, 24. MÄRZ 2014 
MITTWOCH, 26. MÄRZ 2014 
SONNTAG, 13. APRIL 2014 
DONNERSTAG, 24. APRIL 2014 
DIENSTAG, 06. MAI 2014 
MONTAG, 19. MAI 2014 
FREITAG, 06. JUNI 2014 
DONNERSTAG, 26. JUNI 2014 




Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Oratorio Marathon

ORATORIO

As the season is changing, I'm also looking forward to a series of performances of my personal favourite music genre - Oratorio. Three of my favourite Oratorios in a two month span. Also a personal highlight is to perform with my wonderful friends and soloists Katrin Adel and Edda & Stefan Sevenich in Augsburg. I lived in Augsburg for 6 months in 2008 and has never had the opportunity to return until now.  

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 

Requiem KV 636


2. November 2013
19:00
Friedenskirche - Pfarre Christkönig Linz



Gioacchino Rossini

Petite messe solonnelle


30. November 2013
19:00
St. Anna Augsburg



Giacomo Puccini

Messa di Gloria


31. December 2013
19:00
Friedenskirche- Pfarre Christkönig Linz


Thursday, July 4, 2013

Benefizkonzert für Hochwasser-Hilfe




am
7. Juli 2013
um 17:00
Grosser Saal Musiktheater Volksgarten Linz

Zwei Tage nach dem offiziellen Saison-Ende des Landestheaters Linz am 5. Juli, öffnen sich die Pforten des Musiktheaters am Volksgarten noch einmal - und zwar für einen guten Zweck. Auf Ensemble-Initiative findet im Großen Saal des Musiktheaters am Volksgarten ein Benefizkonzert für Opfer des Hochwassers statt.  Das Programm wird von Ensemblemitgliedern wie Martha Hirschmann, Gotho Griesmeier, Jacques le Roux, Matthäus Schmidlechner, Sven Hjörleifsson, Pedro Velázques Días, Dominik Nekel, Ulf Bunde, Takeshi Moriuchi, Daniel Linton-France und dem Opernchor und Kinder- und Jugendchor des Landestheaters, Bruckner Orchester sowie dessen Chefdirigent Dennis Russell Davies und der Pianistin Maki Namekawa, Johann Strauss Ensemble, Oktavian Ensemble gestaltet u.a. Als Special Guest wird Karl Markovics mit seinen Musikerkollegen Aliosha Biz (Violine) und Krzysztof Dobrek (Akkordeon) als Sängerdarsteller auftreten. 




SONNTAG, 07. JULI 2013

17.00 - 19.00 UHR

Tickets











Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Die Zauberflöte

Presents

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE

a German Singspiel in 2 Acts
Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder



Director § Amon Miyamoto
Musical Director § Dennis Russell Davies / Takeshi Moriuchi 
Director Assistant § Tomo Sugao
Stage Designer § Boris Kudlicka
Costume Designer § Masamoto Ota
Video Designer § Lunapark - Bartek Macias
Light Designer § Marc Heinz
Chorus Director § Georg Leopold
Editor § Wolfgang Haendeler

CAST


Tamino § Jacques le Roux / Iurie Ciobano
Sarastro § Dominik Nekel / Igor Durlovski
Sprecher § Michael Wagner / Ulf Bunde
1. Priester § Claus Durstewitz / Seogmann Keum
2. Priester § Franz Binder / Will Mason
3. Priester § Markus Schulz / Siegfried Dietrich
Königin der Nacht § Mari Moriya / Karla Kolonits
Pamina § Myung Joo Lee / Sonja Gornik / Mari Moriya
1. Dame § Brit-tone Müllertz
2. Dame § Martha Hirschmann / Karen Robertson
3. Dame § Bernadett Fodor / Valentina Kutzarova
Papageno § Martin Achrainer / Seho Chang
Papagena § Elisabeth Breuer / Ilia Vierlinger
Monostatos § Matthäus Schmidlechner / Hans-Günter Müller
1. Geharnischter § Pedro Velazques Diaz / Chaba Grünfelder
2. Geharnischter § Nikolai Galkin / Dominik Nekel
3 Knaben § Florianer Sängerknaben

The opera was the culmination of a period of increasing involvement by Mozart with Schikaneder's theatrical troupe, which since 1789 had been the resident company at the Theater auf der Wieden. Mozart was a close friend of one of the singer-composers of the troupe, tenor Benedikt Schack (the first Tamino), and had contributed to the compositions of the troupe, which were often collaboratively written. Mozart's participation increased with his contributions to the 1790 collaborative opera Der Stein der Weisen (The Philosopher's Stone), including the duet ("Nun liebes Weibchen", K. 625/592a) and perhaps other passages. Like The Magic FluteDer Stein der Weisen was a fairy-tale opera and can be considered a kind of precursor; it employed much the same cast in similar roles.
The libretto for The Magic Flute, written by Schikaneder, shares much of its plot and many of its characters with the Singspiel Oberon, written by Karl Ludwig Giesecke for the Schikaneder troupe two years earlier (and set to music by Paul Wranitzky) as a re-adaptation of Sophie Seyler's Singspiel Hüon und Amande.[3]
Mozart evidently wrote keeping in mind the skills of the singers intended for the premiere, which included both virtuosi and ordinary comic actors, asked to sing for the occasion. Thus, the vocal lines for Papageno—sung by Schikaneder himself—and Monostatos (Johann Joseph Nouseul) are often stated first in the strings so the singer can find his pitch, and are frequently doubled by instruments. In contrast, Mozart's sister-in-law Josepha Hofer, who premiered the role of the Queen of the Night, evidently needed little such help: this role is famous for its difficulty. In ensembles, Mozart skillfully combined voices of different ability levels.
The pitch ranges of two of the original singers for whom Mozart tailored his music have posed challenges for many singers who have since recreated their roles. The Queen of the Night's "Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen" ("The vengeance of Hell boils in my heart") reaches a high F6, rare in opera. At the low end, the part of Sarastro, premiered by Franz Xaver Gerl, includes a conspicuous F in a few locations.
The opera was premiered in Vienna on 30 September 1791 at the suburban Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden.[5] Mozart conducted the orchestra, Schikaneder himself played Papageno, while the role of the Queen of the Night was sung by Mozart's sister-in-law Josepha Hofer.
On the reception of the opera, Mozart scholar Maynard Solomon writes:
"Although there were no reviews of the first performances, it was immediately evident that Mozart and Schikaneder had achieved a great success, the opera drawing immense crowds and reaching hundreds of performances during the 1790s."
The success of The Magic Flute lifted the spirits of its composer, who had fallen ill while in Prague a few weeks before. Solomon continues:
"Mozart's delight is reflected in his last three letters, written to Constanze, who with her sister Sophie was spending the second week of October in Baden. "I have this moment returned from the opera, which was as full as ever", he wrote on 7 October, listing the numbers that had to be encored. "But what always gives me the most pleasure is the silent approval! You can see how this opera is becoming more and more esteemed." … He went to hear his opera almost every night, taking along [friends and] relatives.
The opera celebrated its 100th performance in November 1792. Mozart did not have the pleasure of witnessing this milestone, having died of his illness on 5 December 1791.
Since its premiere, The Magic Flute has always been one of the most beloved works in the operatic repertoire, and is presently the fourth most frequently performed opera world wide.
On 28 December 1791, three and a half weeks after Mozart's death, his widow Constanze offered to send a manuscript score of The Magic Flute to the electoral court in Bonn. Nikolaus Simrock published this text in the first full-score edition (Bonn, 1814), claiming that it was "in accordance with Mozart's own wishes" (Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung, 13 September 1815).

The Magic Flute is noted for its prominent Masonic elements; Schikaneder and Mozart were Masons and lodge brothers (see: Mozart and Freemasonry). The opera is also influenced by Enlightenment philosophy, and can be regarded as an allegory advocating enlightened absolutism. The Queen of the Night represents a dangerous form of obscurantism or, according to some, the anti-Masonic Empress Maria Theresa. Her antagonist Sarastro symbolises the enlightened sovereign who rules according to principles based on reason, wisdom, and nature. The story itself portrays the education of mankind, progressing from chaos through religious superstition to rationalistic enlightenment, by means of trial (Tamino) and error (Papageno), ultimately to make "the Earth a heavenly kingdom, and mortals like the gods". ("Dann ist die Erd' ein Himmelreich, und Sterbliche den Göttern gleich." This couplet is sung in the finales to both acts.)
Synopsis

Act 1

Scene 1: A rough, rocky landscape
Tamino, a handsome prince who is lost in a distant land, is being pursued by a serpent and asks the gods to save him (quartet: "Zu Hilfe! Zu Hilfe!"). He faints and three ladies, attendants of the Queen of the Night, appear and kill the serpent. They admire Tamino for his handsomeness and youth. Each of the ladies tries to convince the other two to leave to tell their mistress about the young prince. After arguing, they reluctantly decide to leave together.
Tamino wakes, hears someone approaching and hides. Papageno enters, arrayed entirely in the plumage of birds. He describes his happy life as a bird-catcher and his longing for a wife, or, at least, a girlfriend (aria: "Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja"). Tamino emerges and introduces himself to Papageno, whom he initially thinks may have killed the serpent. Papageno is only too happy to take the credit – he claims that he strangled the monster with his bare hands. The three ladies suddenly reappear and instead of his daily meal of wine, sweet figs and cakes, they bring Papageno water, a stone and a padlock which they place over his mouth as a warning not to lie. They tell Tamino that it was they who saved him from the serpent and give him a portrait of the Queen of the Night's daughter Pamina. The ladies leave and Tamino gazes on the portrait, falling instantly in love with Pamina (aria: "Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön" / "This image is enchantingly lovely").

The arrival of the Queen of the Night. Stage set by Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781–1841) for an 1815 production
The ladies return and tell Tamino that Pamina has been captured by an evil sorcerer, Sarastro, and that her mother longs to see her again. Tamino swears that he will rescue Pamina. The Queen of the Night herself appears and tells Tamino that Pamina will be his wife if he can rescue her from Sarastro (Recitative and aria: "O zittre nicht, mein lieber Sohn" / "Oh, tremble not, my dear son! You are innocent, wise, pious"). After the Queen leaves, the ladies remove the padlock from Papageno's mouth, but warn him not to tell any more lies. They give Tamino a magic flute, which will protect him on his journey and has the power to change sorrow into joy. They tell Papageno to accompany Tamino on his rescue-mission and present him with some magic bells for protection – the bells will bring great happiness to anyone who hears them. The ladies introduce three child-spirits, who will guide Tamino and Papageno to Sarastro's temple. Together Tamino and Papageno set forth (Quintet: "Hm! Hm! Hm! Hm!").
Scene 2: A room in Sarastro's palace
Pamina, her hands bound, is brought in by Sarastro's slaves. Monostatos gloats that she is in his power. He orders the slaves to untie her and leave them together. Papageno, sent ahead by Tamino to help find Pamina, enters. (Trio: "Du feines Täubchen, nur herein!".) Monostatos and Papageno are each terrified by the other's strange appearance and Monostatos flees. Papageno announces to Pamina that her mother has sent Tamino to save her. Pamina rejoices to hear that Tamino is in love with her. She offers sympathy and hope to Papageno, who longs for a wife. Together they reflect on the joys and sacred duties of marital love (duet: "Bei Männern welche Liebe fühlen").
Scene 3: A grove
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. Tamino approaches the left-hand entrance and is denied access by priests from within. The same happens when he goes to the entrance on the right. But from the entrance in the middle, a speaker appears and lets Tamino in. The speaker tells Tamino that Sarastro is benevolent, not evil, and that he should not trust the Queen of the Night. He leaves, instructing Tamino to trust in wisdom. Outside the temple, Tamino longs for the night to end and to find Pamina. Voices from within the temple reassure Tamino that Pamina is alive. Tamino plays his magic flute. Animals appear and dance, enraptured, to his music. Tamino hears Papageno's pipes and hurries off to find him.
Papageno and Pamina are trying to find Tamino when they are captured by Monostatos and his slaves. Papageno plays his magic bells, and Monostatos and his slaves begin to dance, mesmerised by the beauty of the music. Papageno and Pamina hear the sound of Sarastro's retinue. 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 who hail his wisdom and justice.
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.
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 forgiveness will sanctify life ("Wenn Tugend und Gerechtigkeit").

Act 2

Scene 1: A grove of palms

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. He explains that he seized Pamina from her mother so that she could be united with Tamino – he plans for the couple to eventually take over from him as rulers of the temple. He praises the gods Isis and Osiris, asking them to protect Tamino and Pamina (Aria: "O Isis und Osiris").
Scene 2: The courtyard of the Temple of Ordeal
Tamino and Papageno are led in by two priests. Papageno is frightened. The priests ask Tamino what he seeks; he says that they are searching for enlightenment, wisdom and love, for which they will risk their lives and undergo every trial. Papageno declines the trials at first, saying that he doesn't care much about wisdom or enlightenment, and only wants sleep, food and wine, and a pretty woman. One of the priests tells Papageno that Sarastro may have a woman for him if he undergoes the trials; she is called Papagena and is young and beautiful – a perfect wife for Papageno.
The 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. They are shocked that Tamino is now an ally of Sarastro, and tempt Tamino and Papageno to speak. (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.
The priests congratulate Tamino for successfully passing the first test, while warning him that there are many challenges still to come.
Scene 3: A garden, Pamina asleep
Pamina is asleep. Monostatos approaches and gazes upon her with rapture. (Aria: "Alles fühlt der Liebe Freuden") He is about to kiss the sleeping Pamina, when the Queen of the Night appears. Pamina wakes and tells her mother that Tamino is aspiring to join Sarastro's brotherhood and to gain enlightenment. The Queen is furious and reveals her true plan: she gives Pamina a dagger, ordering her to kill Sarastro with it. (Aria: "Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen" / "Hell's vengeance boils in my heart"). She leaves, and Pamina declares that she will not do as her mother asked. Monostatos returns and tries to force Pamina's love by threatening to reveal the Queen's plot, but Sarastro enters and drives him off. Pamina begs Sarastro to forgive her mother and he reassures her that revenge and cruelty have no place in his domain (Aria: "In diesen heil'gen Hallen").
Scene 4: A hall in the Temple of Ordeal
Tamino and Papageno are led in by priests. They are reminded that they must remain silent. Papageno complains of thirst. An old woman enters and offers Papageno a cup of water. He drinks and, although it is forbidden, he engages the woman in conversation and asks how old she is. She replies that she is eighteen years and two minutes old. Papageno teasingly asks whether she has a boyfriend. She replies that she does and that his name is Papageno. She disappears as Papageno asks for her name, and the three child-spirits bring in the magic flute, bells and food, sent from Sarastro. They instruct Papageno to keep quiet. Tamino begins to play the flute, which summons Pamina. She tries to speak with him. Tamino, bound to a vow of silence as part of the trials, cannot talk to her, and Pamina begins to believe that he no longer loves her. (Aria: "Ach, ich fühl's, es ist verschwunden") She leaves in despair.
Scene 5: The pyramids
The priests celebrate Tamino's successes so far, and pray that he will succeed and become worthy of their order (Chorus: "O Isis und Osiris"). Pamina is brought in and Sarastro instructs Pamina and Tamino to bid each other farewell before the greater trials ahead. (Trio: Sarastro, Pamina, Tamino – "Soll ich dich, Teurer, nicht mehr sehn?") They exit and Papageno enters, in search of Tamino and complaining about the trials. The priests grant his request for a glass of wine and he expresses his desire for a wife. (Aria, Papageno: "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen"). The elderly woman reappears and tells him that unless he marries her, he will be imprisoned forever. When Papageno promises to love her faithfully (muttering that he will only do this until something better comes along), she immediately transforms into the young and pretty Papagena. Papageno rushes to embrace her, but the priests drive him back, telling him that he is not yet worthy of her.
Scene 6: A garden

Tamino and Pamina undergo their final trial; watercolor by Max Slevogt (1868–1932)
The three child-spirits hail the dawn. They observe Pamina, who is contemplating suicide because she believes Tamino has abandoned her. The child-spirits restrain her and reassure her of Tamino's love. She allows them to lead her to Tamino. (Quartet: "Bald prangt, den Morgen zu verkünden").
Scene 7: Outside the Temple of Ordeal
Two men in armour lead in Tamino. They recite one of the formal creeds of Isis and Osiris, promising enlightenment to those who successfully overcome the fear of death ("Der, welcher wandert diese Strasse voll Beschwerden"). This recitation takes the musical form of a Baroque chorale prelude, to the tune of Martin Luther's hymn Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein (Oh God, look down from heaven). Tamino declares that he is ready to be tested. Pamina's voice is heard. The men in armour assure Tamino that the trial by silence is over and he is free to speak with her. Pamina enters and declares her intention to undergo the remaining trials with Tamino. The pair are delighted to be together again. Pamina hands Tamino the magic flute to help them through the trials. ("Tamino mein, o welch ein Glück!"). Protected by the music of the magic flute, which Tamino plays, they pass unscathed through trials of fire and water. The Priests hail their triumph and invite the couple to enter the temple.
Scene 8: A garden
Papageno despairs at having lost Papagena and decides to hang himself (Aria/Quartet: "Papagena! Papagena! Papagena!") The three child-spirits appear and stop him. They advise him to play his magic bells to summon Papagena. She appears and, united, the happy couple stutter in astonishment. They plan their future and dream of the many children they will have together (Duet: "Pa … pa … pa ...").
The traitorous Monostatos appears with the Queen of the Night and her three ladies. They plot to destroy the temple ("Nur stille, stille") and the Queen confirms that she has promised her daughter Pamina to Monostatos. But before the conspirators can enter the temple, they are magically cast out into eternal night.
Scene 9: The Temple of the Sun
Sarastro announces the sun's triumph over the night. Everyone praises the courage of Tamino and Pamina in enduring their trials, gives thanks to Isis and Osiris and hails the dawn of a new era of wisdom and brotherhood.
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AMON MIYAMOTO


PREMIERE 14. September 2013


SAMSTAG, 14. SEPTEMBER 2013 19:30 - 22:00 UHR

DONNERSTAG, 19. SEPTEMBER 19:30 - 22:00 UHR

SAMSTAG, 21. SEPTEMBER 2013 19:30 - 22:00 UHR
DONNERSTAG, 26. SEPTEMBER 19:30 - 22:00 UHR
FREITAG, 04. OKTOBER 2013 19:30 - 22:00 UHR
FREITAG, 11. OKTOBER 2013 19:30 - 22:00 UHR
SONNTAG, 20. OKTOBER 2013 17:00 - 19:30 UHR
SAMSTAG, 02. NOVEMBER 2013 19:30 - 22:00 UHR
MITTWOCH, 06. NOVEMBER 2013 19:30 - 22:00 UHR
SONNTAG, 10. NOVEMBER 2013 15:00 - 17:30 UHR
FREITAG, 29. NOVEMBER 2013 19:30 - 22:00 UHR
DIENSTAG, 03. DEZEMBER 2013 19:30 - 22:00 UHR
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MONTAG, 16. DEZEMBER 2013 19:30 - 22:00 UHR
SAMSTAG, 21. DEZEMBER 2013 19:30 - 22:00 UHR
SAMSTAG, 04. JÄNNER 2014 19:30 - 22:00 UHR
DIENSTAG, 04. FEBRUAR 2014 19:30 - 22:00 UHR
DONNERSTAG, 20. FEBRUAR 2014 19:30 - 22:00 UHR
SAMSTAG, 22. FEBRUAR 201419:30 - 22:00 UHR
SONNTAG, 09. MÄRZ 2014 19:30 - 22:00 UHR
SAMSTAG, 05. APRIL 2014 17:00 - 19:30 UHR
DONNERSTAG, 10. APRIL 2014 19:30 - 22:00 UHR
MITTWOCH, 07. MAI 2014 19:30 - 22:00 UHR
SONNTAG, 01. JUNI 2014 19:30 - 22:00 UHR