Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arranger:   Doreen Rao
Publisher:   Boosey & Hawkes
Edition:   M-051-47395-3
Voicing:   SA
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Julie Aune
Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter 2004
R&R Chair Children & Youth

This well-known duet from Magic Flute is a challenging piece for an advanced children’s choir or women’s choir. In this duet, Papageno is reunited with his beloved Papagena and they sing of their hopes for a happy future. This offers an opportunity to sing with drama and expressiveness and provides an effective introduction to opera literature. The repetitive ‘pa’s, the enchanting story and possibility for simple staging will delight the singers and audience. There is a fair amount of German text, but it can also be sung in English.