For anyone interested in watching The Magic Flute…
Here’s a link with English subtitles.
This performance features:
Diana Damrau as the BEST Queen of the Night I have EVER SEEN,
Dorothea Rorschmann as a beautiful, innocent Pamina,
Some guy as a boring Tamino,
And Simon Keenlyside as an adorably depressing and woobie-esque kicked puppy of a darling Papageno.
They also completely removed the racism from this version, which is why it is one of my favorite versions. That and Diana Damrau. I mean. Holy Mozart.
And yes. Mozart and Schikaneder were more than aware of all the phallic imagery and symbolism in this piece. I think they cackled over it in private.