Papageno vs. Tamino
Ever since I heard Pa-pa-pa-Papagena I have been a Papageno fan. Once I saw the whole opera I was made more sure of the fact. His storyline is by far my favorite part of the whole opera. When he finally meets up with Papagena at the end I always feel like that was probably the number one sweetest opera moment. He seems to have more depth than Tamino and, lets face it, he has more catchy tunes* and funnier parts. On top of that every time I see the part where he is going to hang himself I always think that he just needs a big hug. ^_^
From what I see online it seems like Papageno is a far more popular character than Tamino. Of course I have only ever met one other opera lover in real life so I have no idea which of the two characters is more popular. Just for giggles I figured this would be a good place to ask who is your favorite?
*Okay I like baritones better than tenors so I'm biased.