Tag Archives: Die Zauberflote

Ach, Ich Fuhl’s by Genia Kühmeier

We return again to Die Zauberflote, which has some wonderful music wasted on a terrible story. Seriously, I do not care about Tamino’s search for Masonic enlightenment.  But, this is a very famous aria, and for good reason.  It is … Continue reading

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“Dies Bildness” by Jonas Kaufmann

A tenor sings a Tamino aria from Die Zauberflote. I believe he has just seen a picture of Pamina and fallen in love with her.

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Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen by Simon Keenlyside

This song could also be called Papageno Wants a Girlfriend. It’s very charming. I’ve seen parts of the Die Zauberflote, and the best parts, by far, are Papageno. Screw the search for Masonic enlightenment. Give me Papageno’s search for Papagena. … Continue reading

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Der Holle Rache by Diana Damrau

I know, I know, back to the sopranos, but how can I not publish this?

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