Sarah and the dragon find their way from the queen of the night s realm to sarastro s castle. The story has traditional fairy tale themes and masonic elements. Apr 19, 2010 the magic flute, an opera by mozart, adapted by kyra teis. There is so much beautiful music, tied together with a lovely little story for kids. First of all, the magic flute is a singspiel zingshpeel.
The barefoot book of stories from the opera, retold by shahrukh husain, illustrated by james mayhew this is a fabulous collection of retellings of a selection of operas, including the magic flute. The magic flute is a fairy tale, with themes of love and of good versus evil. This children s book series is wildly popular with first and second grade girls. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 128 pages and is available in hardcover format. Dreamy signature spreads by raschka new shoes capture mozarts famous opera scene by scene, explaining the action with simple text and. Enter a magical world of monster serpents, mysterious ladies, and f. Bought this book in preparation to take the kids to the magic flute at the metropolitan opera house. Illustrations from emanuele luzzatis children s book published in 197172. At the height of her fairy fever, my daughter was reading a book a day.
I liked the bright colors and surfing kids, so i had my mom buy it for me along with another magic tree. It was wonderful both for my daughter 7 yrs as for me. Pdf moonlight on the magic flute book magic tree house. This is a delightful children s story about magic bells and flutes.
Cleopatra and the magic flute 2 free stories online. I bought this book because recently i recorded the magic flute opera from pbs tv station, performed by the metropolitan opera new york met in english. Mar 10, 20 this is the first track of mozart s magical fantasy, part of susan hammonds classical kids series. It is a favorite for children s first exposure to opera as it is an enchanting work. Nov 30, 2008 beautifully illustrated and wellwritten, this book is an excellent introduction to the opera the magic flute. Ally didnt think things through all the way but loved music.
Mozart s fairytale opera is one of the most beloved works in the repertory. I was so glad to find the mp3 version here on amazon. Mozarts most childfriendly opera receives the royal treatment in this elegant yet highly approachable picture book. It was well played, well explained and beautifully orchestrated. The magic flute by peter malone meet your next favorite book. At the end of the book, the author includes a page of ideas for involving children in writing, performing, discussing the major themes, and creating artwork. Tamino awakens and assumes the snake was killed by a goodnatured bird catcher named papageno who has just arrived on the scene. Categories opera met opera productions vocal recital box sets compilations classical childrens ballet holiday view all featured sale cds 201920 season 201920 artists recommended for you the inaugural season. The magic flute childrens book books met opera shop with. The magic flute is wolfgang amadeus mozarts final opera, and it contains one of the most wellknown arias in music. A singspiel is a work in german that has both singing and spoken word. To assist their mission, they are given musical instruments enhanced with magical powers, which they deploy to conquer the trials and. Literally meaning singspeak, the form combines spoken dialogue with arias and.
I saw it at my schools book fair in first grade and thought it was a picture book. Cleopatra finds a magic flute that whisks her to the land of fairy tales. The main characters of this fantasy, childrens story are. Moonlight on the magic flute magic tree house r merlin. Jan 03, 2014 the magic flute is wolfgang amadeus mozart s final opera, and it contains one of the most wellknown arias in music. The emperors new clothes ye shengtao the story of a mirror he yi king of the forest da mai a flying cock jin jiang three proud kittens yan wenjing the 10,000li flight of two little swallows quin zhaoyang the magic gloves fu lin the wild grapes ge cuilin the peacock with the fiery tail zhong zimang little. Opening and synopsis this picture book is a retelling of the mozart opera the magic flute. The magic flute, singspiel in two acts by wolfgang amadeus mozart, with a german libretto by austrian actor and theatrical producer emanuel schikaneder.
Most kids, though, will likely respond better to a book that comes with a cd, or fiction that incorporates the operas story such as moonlight on the magic flute in the magic treehouse series. The quality of the storytelling is lovely the tale flows easily and is well written for children. Updike, john, the magic flute, a children s book based on the opera with illustrations by warren chappell. This photo comes from a performance of the magic flute at the san francisco opera in 1987. Mar 09, 2016 portland operas 2016 season, spanning the months of may, june, and july, begins on may 6 at the keller auditorium with mozarts the magic flute. Moonlight on the magic flute a stepping stone book tm by osborne, mary pope 2009 hardcover. Anyone who takes the work of opera and music and animates it and ultimately makes it accessible to children to ok by me.
See more ideas about the magic flute, flute, magic. Since its for children, some of the scarier characters are not included in the book. Magic flute has never left the operatic stage since it first premiered in 1791. The magic flute is also one of the most problematic works in the repertory, full of staging difficulties the hero enters, pursued by a monstrous serpent, and it is a favorite for children s first exposure to opera as it is an enchanting work jammed with melodies that are both noble and playful. It begins with the hero, tamino, chased by a dragon inner demons but saved by three handmaidens of the queen of the night. Storytelling is an integral part of indigenous culture, rooted in tradition, communication and celebration.
The magic tree house is an american series of children s books written by american author mary pope osborne. The magic flute, first performed in 1791 in a suburban viennese theatre, was called a singspiel on the playbill. From caldecott medalist and new york times bestselling authorillustrator chris raschka comes a gorgeously illustrated retelling of mozarts classic opera, the magic flute. The student each wrote a paragraph of text to go along with their illustration. It is an engaging and beautifully illustrated adaptation of an opera that can be a bit tough to follow for young ones. Jack and annie head to 18thcentury austria, where they must find and help a musician by the name of mozart. After he falls unconscious, three ladies emerge from a temple and kill the snake. The magic flute wooden panels will be displayed and auctioned to raise funds to benefit the school at the rooftop auction and childrens art show. Educational opera animaiton for the children this opera house animation originally from books call the nanse gums opera house published by hyungseul i we made eight animation called magic flute. A young prince named tamino is being chased by a serpent through a valley. 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.
The magic flute mozarts famous german singspiel, or opera, the magic flute, tells a charming, fantastic story that includes a bird seller, a captured princess, a prince who wants to rescue her, an evil queen of the night,a priest and, of course, a magic flute. It is written like a fairy tale and will capture the interest of children. Its a great time to upgrade your home music studio gear with the largest selection at. If you want a gorgeous book that will appeal to younger children as well as primary school aged children that works well as a picture book in its own right this is the book to choose. With a score that makes it one of the top five operas in the world, the magic flute is a profound comedy that celebrates the powers of music, faith, and love. In april 2014, minnesota opera presented a twoweek run of the magic flute at the ordway center for the performing arts. The original american series is illustrated by salvatore murdocca, although other illustrators have been used for foreignlanguage editions the series consists of two groups. The magic flute by mozart, wolfgang amadeus musical themes by.
Childrens books quizzes childrens literature quizzes. The magic flute introduces the smurfs through two existing characters johan and peewit and their quest with a magic flute that makes people dance. A new video from classical mpr provides a plot summary of the iconic opera. A recommendation for anyone who loves classical music and being able to enjoy it with your child. Dont miss this special version of mozarts opera devised by federico cortese for children ages 6 and older, and sung in english. Jul 18, 20 inspiration board for our 2014 production of the magic flute.
Ibbotson, eva, magic flutes 1982, a teen romance period novel, centred around the viennese opera, and the main performance of the magic flute. A poetic fantasy, 1920, reinterprets the story as a parable of civilization after world war i. The magic flute was one of the last pieces mozart wrote during his short life and there are many aspects of the opera that make it stand out amongst all of mozarts operas. Stories in tune the magic flute playing by the book. See more ideas about childrens books, books and vintage children s books. The magic flute is the favorite choice of many opera lovers. Ibbotson, eva, magic flutes 1982, a teen romance period novel, centred around.
Bradley, marion zimmer, night s daughter, a novel based on the magic flute. Green is an expert on classical music and music history, with more than. A cd of the music was included with the book and each page of narrative indicated the corresponding track to listen to. In fiona the flute fairy, the girls help fiona rescue her magic flute.
The magic flute by kyra teis meet your next favorite book. Jan 21, 2015 in april 2014, minnesota opera presented a twoweek run of the magic flute at the ordway center for the performing arts. The pictures are minimalistic and there are lots of words, but it would make a great read aloud book. See more ideas about illustration, the magic flute and childrens book illustration. Free download or read online moonlight on the magic flute pdf epub magic tree house series book. Magic flute by john updike meet your next favorite book. They used to be available on apple music, but they got taken off a few years ago.
It is known as a singspiel opera, meaning it is a singing play. Oct 31, 2016 we visited the marionette theater for the children s magic flute. But ask any of them to tell you the rambunctious, mystical, and downright oddball story of the opera and no. These mustread children s books by indigenous authors exquisitely explore history. World heritage encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the most. The smurfs must build a stronger flute to overcome the thief matthew oilycreep who has stolen the original instrument. The magic flute project gutenberg selfpublishing ebooks. The magic flute children s book is based on the opera by mozart and illustrated by rosie brooks. An animated fable for children showing that things can be malignant or benign depending on how they are usedwith good or evil intent. The magic flute and other childrens stories book, 1981. The first group consists of books 128, in which morgan le fay sends jack and annie smith, two normal children. The magic flute book by chris raschka official publisher. The magic flute as an exciting book for the older grade level children. The magic flute goodreads meet your next favorite book.
She enjoys writing both fiction and nonfiction books for children and adults, and has published several retellings of traditional stories, from. Illustrations from emanuele luzzatis childrens book published in 197172. The magic flute simple english wikipedia, the free. But ask any of them to tell you the rambunctious, mystical, and downright oddball story of the opera and no two tellers will agree. I will put up the rest of this if there is interest. Oct 14, 2014 the magic flute childrens book books met opera shop. Im dissapointed with the book because there was no english translation at all in the book but it didnt mean i could not enjoy the book. Online shopping from a great selection at books store. Updike, john, a childrens book based on the magic flute, 1962. The overture to mozarts opera conduced in 1938 by sir thomas beecham with the berlin philharmonic. The magic flute mozart s famous german singspiel, or opera, the magic flute, tells a charming, fantastic story that includes a bird seller, a captured princess, a prince who wants to rescue her, an evil queen of the night,a priest and, of course, a magic flute. Beautifully illustrated and wellwritten, this book is an excellent introduction to the opera the magic flute.429 725 1529 1180 75 1315 216 1539 150 1248 388 169 755 1200 84 1201 1217 567 1222 1195 650 607 1030 1446 1109 479 168 748 230 1236 810 1131 880 946 1058 1410 687 1316 715 557 1054 816 316 1038