Since time immemorial, when the Serpent-Lord coupled int he Great Rite with the Priestess of the Night, the Kingdoms of Dark and Light, Sun and Moon have been at war.  Now Pamina, daughter of the Starqueen and of Sarastro, King of the Royal House of the Sun, has to choose which of her parents she will follow, in custom and in principle. And together with her lover, princely Tamino, she must face her ordeal at the Court of Wisdom – the Ordeals of Earth and Air, Fire and Water, from which none may flinch and none may escape.