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The Magic Flute: A beginner's guide to Mozart's operas
9. Monostatos attacks
But as they are searching for the Prince, Papageno and Pamina are confronted by Monostatos and a group of his men. They narrowly avoid capture when Papageno rings his silver bells, enchanting the men with the magical sound of the bells. But just as they escape Monostatos and his men, they find themselves face-to-face with Sarastro. Pictured: Genia Kuehmeier in the role of Pamina and Christian Gerhaher as Papageno, Salzburg Festival, 2006.