The Magic Flute

Valentino Monticello

TitleThe Magic Flute
ArtistValentino Monticello
Paper Size (W x H)24 x 19 ins
Edition Size195
Price £240.00 Excluding VAT

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This stunning work of art by Valentino Monticello, The Magic Flute, is produced, in accordance with the artist’s customary technique of cutting and shaping only the labels taken from bottles of fine wine in order to create the collage.

The Magic Flute is an opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. It was composed in 1791 and became Mozart’s last opera; it premiered in Vienna on the 30th September 1791 and on the 5th December Mozart passed away. Remains one of the most widely performed and best-loved operas in the international repertory. The opera is set in Egypt in and near the temple of Isis at Memphis at the time of Rameses I. The story embodies the principles of good versus evil. The good  is represented by the high priest Sarastro, and evil, by the Queen of the Night.

The Magic Flute is noted for its prominent Masonic references; both Mozart and Schikaneder belonged to the same lodge. The opera is also influenced by Enlightenment philosophy and can be regarded as an operatic allegory, in which one needs to purify one's self before entering earthly trials. However, it is the music with its clarity and lyricism that resonates with worldwide audiences and shows Mozart's immense brilliance.

The print is hand numbered and accompanied by a certificate signed by the Master Printer and bearing a matching number to the print.

About the Artist

Valentino Monticello

Valentino Monticello has three passions: wine, opera, and art. An exceptional talent, Monticello cuts and shapes his favourite wine labels into unique artworks.

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