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Papageno, by De Machienerie, is a total concept inspired by Mozart's opera “Die Zauberflöte”. It is a story in which love and light dispel the darkness.


During an evening walk we take the visitors into an enchanting world full of lights and fire and they get to know different characters such as The Queen of the Night, Papageno the birdcatcher and Prince Tamino.


the story


The Queen of the Night is always looking for Only Ones - the last of the animal species. As long as there are Some, the Queen does not feel lonely. She regularly sends her animal catcher Papageno to catch the last remaining specimens of a species and bring them to her in the Palace of Darkness. As long as there are Only Ones the Queen will live, but every time an Only One dies, a part of her also dies.


The Queen of the Night has a daughter, the Moon. When it turns out to be gone after a long day and not in the sky, the Queen asks Prince Tamino to rescue the Moon from her captor and bring her back to the Palace of Darkness. After all, the Moon is her only point of light in the dark Night. Prince Tamino, enchanted by the beauty of the Moon, immediately sets out on a quest. Papageno is ordered to accompany Tamino and immediately continue his search for Some Ones. The animal catcher fears the Night and does not dare to refuse an assignment like this.


With her daughter gone, the Queen of the Night feels lonelier than ever. Only the Zoo of Some Ones can offer her comfort.

During their journey, Papageno and Prince Tamino soon learn that the Moon has not been kidnapped, but has just escaped the yoke of the Queen of the Night. 

Evening walk with light- en 

fire installations


For several years now, De Machienerie has been translating this mysterious story into visual installations . In the coming winter season we will also provide a renewed version of Papageno, in which (fire) artists and installations are combined and together provide magical moments. 


In consultation we decorate your event site or winter walk with 6 different fire or light plateaus,   such as hanging fire pits with beautiful flower patterns, garlands of lampshades to illuminate the path and balancing fireballs. By using poetic light installations we een a magical atmosphere.


In addition to the fire and light installations, matching characters appear here and there on the path or among the trees that complete the picture. They provide short fire acts and continuous animation during the walk.

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