the magic flute

the magic flute

noun (German Die Zauberflöte),

  1. an opera (1791) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

An opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. A prince receives a magic flute from the Queen of the Night and sets out to rescue the queen’s daughter from an Egyptian priest. He succeeds, and the two are married. Both Mozart and the author of the lyrics to The Magic Flute were Freemasons; their opera sets forth the ideals of this group.

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