The Magic Flute is a comic ballet originally by the Russian choreographer and ballet master Lev Ivanov from the Imperial Russian Ballet (now known as the Mariinsky Ballet). Our Magic Flute story begins with the villagers arriving in town, happily dancing and enjoying each others company. Suddenly, a curious villager finds a magical flute that causes everyone to dance uncontrollably. Realizing the flute is cursed, another villager puts a stop to the madness. She breaks the flute and reprimands the mischievous youngster. Beautiful dancing returns to the village and all is merry again.