Catalogue No: DP18854
Shop Product Code: 149180G

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Department: Vocal & Opera - Opera Vocal Scores

Publisher: Dover

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In May of 1791 Mozart's friend Emanuel Schikaneder commisioned him to write The Magic Flute with Schikaneder himself supply ing the libretto. Originally intended to be a Singspiel or singing play filled with traditional comic exotic and fairytal e elements the work greatly transcended those limitations. In the course of developing the story the two men both Freemaso ns transformed Masonic ideals of brotherhood charity and benevolence into a complex moral allegory.

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