Rameau - Zoroastre

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Magic Flute19980718

Half a century before Mozart's `Magic Flute', in a country newly awash with Freemasonry, Rameau and his librettist Cahusac created an opera rich in Masonic symbols. Roderick Swanston seeks out the hidden meaning of `Zoroastre', with contributions from Graham Sadler, editor of a new critical edition, theatre director and enlightenment historian Nicholas Till, Catherine Massip of the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris and chronicler of French Freemasonry Gerard Gefen.