Pa…Pa…Pa….

Looking at clips of the Papageno-Papagena duet from the Magic Flute.   (Here are some links:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yz8suhKilcQ (poor quality tape, but Met production) and  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87UE2GC5db0.

I remember as a child watching the movie made by Ingmar Bergman, how amazed I was that an aria could have “pa” as its primary word, and be so joyously silly.   Ah Mozart.

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