'Magic Flute' Singers End Up In Lake Constance

In Mozart's opera The Magic Flute, Tamino and Pamina can't get married unless brave Tamino passes three tests. At a performance in Austria this week, the trials by silence and fire were no sweat — water turned out to be a bit trickier. A gondola carrying three characters capsized.

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Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. In Mozart's opera "The Magic Flute," Tamino and Pamina can't get married unless brave Tamino passes three tests or trials. At a performance on Lake Constance in Austria this week, the trials by silence and fire were no sweat but water turned out to be a bit trickier. As a gondola carrying three characters approached the floating stage it capsized, tossing the three into the lake's shallow waters. It's MORNING EDITION.

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