The Magic Flute (an Opera by Mozart)

The Magic Flute (an Opera by Mozart)

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by Opera by Mozart, Kyra Teis
     
 

The Black Dog Opera Library is the most popular, informative, and budget-friendly way to enjoy the greatest operas of all time. Each book contains a history of the opera, a synopsis of the story, a complete libretto in its original language as well as in English, dozens of photos, and a world-class Angel/EMI recording of the entire opera on two CDs. It's a

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The Black Dog Opera Library is the most popular, informative, and budget-friendly way to enjoy the greatest operas of all time. Each book contains a history of the opera, a synopsis of the story, a complete libretto in its original language as well as in English, dozens of photos, and a world-class Angel/EMI recording of the entire opera on two CDs. It's a must-have for die-hard opera lovers as well as those in need of an introduction to the timeless art form.

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School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 3- This adaptation of Mozart's famous opera is pitched toward a younger audience than Anne Gatti's version (Chronicle, 1997), illustrated with Peter Malone's stylized paintings. An introductory spread presents "the cast," a helpful tool given the similarities among some of the names. The story of the handsome prince who encounters the forbidding Queen of the Night and endures three tests of his mettle before winning the hand of the lovely Pamina is told in simple prose, peppered with dialogue and occasional sound effects. Children raised on Disney will be attracted to the bright palette and the abundance of purple and pink, although Teis's painted papers and collages offer much more texture and design interest than those animated antecedents. The artist's ethnically diverse characters enrich the telling as well: each of the three servants to the Queen is portrayed with a different skin tone and hair quality, and the wise Sarastro sports flowing, ivory dreadlocks. Gatti's longer, more detailed presentation includes musical excerpts on an accompanying CD. The delightful "Mozart's Magic Fantasy" CD in the "Classical Kids" series (Children's Group, 1995) employs a contemporary character to help young listeners appreciate the composer's tale and glorious music. All three items have something unique to offer. Teis concludes with a brief note about Mozart, her childhood experience with his music, and extension ideas.-Wendy Lukehart, Washington DC Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595721143
Publisher:
Star Bright Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/2008
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile:
590L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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