Upon analysis of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, we are able to discern the compositional techniques throughout which reflect the plot and inner motives of each character. We also analyze Masonic ideas hidden in the subtext of the opera and how they are explored through the use of reinterpretation of past material, affekt, and text painting.
Flannery, John; Rudolph, Mattheia; and Heikkinen, Rachel. "A Musical Analysis of Die Zauberflöte" (2022). 2022 Festschrift: Mozart's Die Zauberflöte.