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The Tale of a Magic Flute, A Handsome Prince and his Feathered Friend

The tale of Mozart’s opera, The Magic Flute, retold as a bedtime story with colourful pictures.

Opera Australia's THE MAGIC FLUTE MA12 photo Jeff Busby_001

Photo by Jeff Busby

Once upon a time in a fantasy land somewhere between the moon and the sun, a handsome prince is running hard. Hot in pursuit is a slithering serpent, nine metres long and quick as the wind, circling and twirling with dripping fangs and poisonous breath…

Click here to read the Bedtime Story (in a printable PDF format).

A quick guide to the characters in this tale can be found here.

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