The first trial
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The Magic Flute: A beginner's guide to Mozart's operas
12. The first trial
For the first trial the pair must remain completely silent when confronted by women. The three women servants of the Queen of the Night appear, and Papageno opens his mouth to speak, but is immediately warned by Tamino and the three women leave. Pictured: Florian Sempey performs as Papageno at the Bordeaux opera, 2010.