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: Salzburg Festival ' DIE ZAUBERFLOTE '

('The Magic Flute ') An opera in two acts
Libretto by Emanuel Schickaneder
Music by Mozart
(sung in the original German) and Vienna State Opera Chorus
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted BY George Szell
Producer, Gunther Rennert
The action takes place in the neighbourhood of a temple of Isis in Egypt
Acr 1
Scene 1: A rocky pass
Scene 2: Pamina's chamber
Scene 3: The courtyard of the temple


Unknown: Emanuel Schickaneder
Conducted By: George Szell
Producer: Gunther Rennert
Bahastro, high priest of the temple: Kurt Bohme
TAMINO, an Egyptian prince: Leopold Simoneau
THE Speaker of the temple: Hans Hotter
First priest: Erich Majkut
Second priest: Alfred Jerger
The Queen OF THE Night: Erika Koth
Pamina, her daughter: Lisa Della Casa
THREE ladies, attendants of the Queenof the Night: Friederike Sailer,
THREE ladies, attendants of the Queenof the Night: Hetty PlumacHer
THREE ladies, attendants of the Queenof the Night: Sieglinde Wagner
PAPAGENO, a bird-catcher: Walter Berry
Papacena: Graziella Sciutti
Monostatos, a Moor, Sarastro's servant: Karl Donch
Two MEN in armour: Charles Bois
Two MEN in armour: Alois Pernerstorfer


by Francis Berry Lecturer in English in the University of Sheffield
Mr. Berry discusses the extent to which a poet's work is limited and controlled by his physical voice. He illustrates his talk with recordings of Dylan Thomas , E. E. Cummings , and W. H. Auden reading their own poems.


Unknown: Francis Berry
Unknown: Dylan Thomas
Unknown: E. E. Cummings
Unknown: W. H. Auden


Act 2
Scene 1: In the temple
Scene 2: The courtyard of the temple
Scene 3: A garden
Scene 4: A vault in the temple
Scene 5: In the temple
Scene 6: Another part of the temple
Scene 7: A portal Scene 8: A garden
Scene 9: Before the temple
Scene 10: In the temple

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