Not so secret symbology

“The Magic Flute” was the last opera Mozart composed and he died very shortly after it’s premier. The plot is considered very convoluted but it turns out that it is full of symbols of Masonic ideas and beliefs that all lodge members would have recognized at the time and Mozart was a member. Another interesting note is that the role of the Queen of the Night was written for Mozart’s sister-in-law.

(The Great Courses – The Operas of Mozart)

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