The Flying Machine is the Roosevelt Island Tram (the joke being that the tram really is a flying machine). According to the libretto, it’s laden with roses, punning with Roosevelt (Rose-Velt, or “world of Roses” in Dutch). Roses, Masonic symbol of purity are the province and vehicle of the three young spirit guides. The banquet table is laden with fast food beloved by New Yorkers. On the bench are a wooden flute and a glockenspiel. The scene occurs beneath a model of the 59th Street Bridge.
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The Flying Machine
21x30x12", 1997