The Eastern voyagers go off dancing, like Papageno
and the Moorish King in The Magic Flute.
Even the characters in the two stories are similar, Turnbull finds, with the Ramayana's Rama and Sita like Pamino and Tamina, and Hanuman reminding him of Papageno
, Mozart's bird-catcher.
When they leave to tell the queen what happened, the bird catcher Papageno
appears and boasts how he was the one who killed the creature.
Fue estrenada en Viena en 1791, solo unos meses antes del misterioso fallecimiento del autor--sobre el que se han escrito rios de tinta--, bajo la direccion del propio Mozart y con el libretista Emanuel Schikaneder cantando el personaje de Papageno
De ahi vienen lo mismo el Papageno
de La flauta magica que el gallito ingles que Mexico venera, y que no es ingles sino griego y en realidad se llama Soter Kosmou ("salvador del mundo").
029 2030 4400 THEATRE Royal Opera Live: The Magic Flute Julia Jones conducts The Royal Opera's spellbinding production of Mozart's The Magic Flute with a wonderful cast including Roderick Williams as Papageno
Mozart's glorious opera The Magic Flute is brought enchantingly to life in David McVicar's production with beautiful sets by John Macfarlane.
Grant Doyle was an engaging Papageno
, though not sufficiently costumed as a bird-catcher, and as his Papagena Sarah Gilford was enchanting.
Argentinian baritone Armando Noguera, still remembered for his Papageno
in OdeQ's Die Zaubeijiote several seasons ago, was here at one with the character of Figaro, winning over the audience from the first bars of the "Largo al factotum" and, for me, emerging as the star of the show.
Niederkrotenthaler calls it "the Papageno
effect," after a lovesick character in Mozart's opera "The Magic Flute" whose planned suicide is averted by three child spirits who remind him of alternatives to death.
I'm just finishing a "Magic Flute'' in Houston where we had a black Pamina (Nicole Heaston), a black Papageno
(Michael Sumuel) and a black Sarastro (Robinson), so that was monumental.
It also has other entertaining characters including the bird catcher Papageno
Much of the smile factor comes from South African Jacques Imbrailo who played on a rural Boer accent for a jolly Papageno
while Claire Hampton was his sprightly Papagena.