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The Magic Flute (Continued) Act II

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This Act consists of a number of quite short scenes. The first is the solemn Temple ceremony. Ssrastro and other Priests (Tenor and Bass Soloists, and Men's Chorus) accept Tamino and Papageno for initiation. The pair are tempted by the Three Ladies, who fruitlessly try by threats to win them from then; intentions.
Monostatos is interrupted in another attempt to insult Pamina. The Queen of Night commands her daughter to kill Sarastro.
The Priests impose a test of silence on Tamino and Papageno, which the loquacious bird-catcher finds tiresome and the Prince a torture, for Pamina. is hurt because he will not speak to her.
All the chief characters have now been introduced except Papageno (Soprano), a charming little Bird-Woman who, first appearing to Papageno as an old hag, is won by the bird-catcher after some trouble, including an attempt of his to hang himself.
Tamino leads Pamina safely through the ordeals of fire and water by the enchant merit of the Magic Flute, and they are thus initiated into tho mysteries and beauties of the Temple of Wisdom.
The Queen of Night and her Ladies make a last, and unsuccessful, attempt upon the Temple. Daylight, streams in, and the two pairs of lovers are acclaimed in a final Chorus.

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