Sarastro sets challenges
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The Magic Flute: A beginner's guide to Mozart's operas
11. Sarastro sets challenges
Sarastro isn’t prepared to let Pamina go easily and sets a series of challenges for Tamino. He leads the pair to the Temple of Orders where Sarastro tells Tamino he will not only win Pamina’s hand in marriage if he and Papageno complete the challenges, but will also hand over his crown to the Prince. Papageno is told he will find a woman of his own if they complete the tasks. Pictured: Burkhard Ulrich in the role of Monostaos and Rene Pape as Sarastro, Salzburg Festival, 2006.