teatro lirico di cagliari / il flauto magico / die zauberflöte

“The Magic Flute” (Die Zauberflöte), by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is a complex work in which the esoteric symbolism pervade the whole structure. Mozart belonged to the Masons, and the goal of knowledge, the light that illuminates the darkness of ignorance, is here rendered by the iridescent colors of the spectrum, seven for the seven notes and seven holes in the golden flute, forming seven triangles that light up the dark. The scenario of the Opera is Egypt, so that the triangles could be seen also as the Pyramids. The poster is also a tribute to Armando Milani’s famous work for the Library of Alexandria (The light of Culture).