This essay focuses on the experience of watching the opera. This Makes it hard to take in the narrative and performance of the opera. Do you think Kentridge was successful in conveying his message in the Magic Flute
As the opera will comprise your first essay, I’m asking you to simply comment on the experience of watching the opera. Its often said that Kentridge’s operas are overwhelming in their experience. Making it hard to take in the narrative and performance of the opera. Do you think Kentridge was successful in conveying his message in the Magic Flute? The blog posts needn’t be long (about 150 words) but its important to show that you’ve considered the reading and its relationship to the artworks discussed in this week’s lecture.
The Magic Flute (German: Die Zauberflöte, pronounced [ˈdiː ˈt͡saʊ̯bɐˌfløːtə] (listen)), K. 620, is an opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. The work is in the form of a Singspiel, a popular form during the time it was written that included both singing and spoken dialogue.[a] The work premiered on 30 September 1791 at Schikaneder’s theatre, the Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, just two months before the composer’s premature death.
In this opera, the Queen of the Night persuades Prince Tamino to rescue her daughter Pamina. From captivity under the high priest Sarastro; instead, he learns the high ideals of Sarastro’s community and seeks to join it. Separately, then together, Tamino and Pamina undergo severe trials of initiation. Which end in triumph, with the Queen and her cohorts vanquished. The earthy Papageno, who accompanies Tamino on his quest. Fails the trials completely but is rewarded anyway with the hand .Of his ideal female companion, Papagena.