A bird catcher arrives
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The Magic Flute: A beginner's guide to Mozart's operas
3. A bird catcher arrives
Tamino comes round from his faint while the women are gone, and finds himself confronted by the bird catcher, the feathered Papageno who claims that he killed the snake. The three women return in time to catch Papageno in his lie, and padlock his mouth to teach him a lesson. Pictured: Markus Werba as Papageno performs, Salzburg Festival, 2005.