Premiere of Die Zauberflöte
30 September 1791
The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte), K. 620, is an opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. The work is in the form of a Singspiel, a popular form during the time it was written that included both singing and spoken dialogue. The work was premiered on 30 September 1791 at Schikaneder’s theatre, the Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, just two months before the composer’s premature death.
Mozart conducted the orchestra, Schikaneder himself played Papageno, while the role of the Queen of the Night was sung by Mozart’s sister-in-law Josepha Hofer.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Die Zauberflöte • Drottningholm Court Theater, conducted by Arnold Östman
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Flautul fermecat (Die Zauberflöte) este o operă în două acte, a cărei muzică a fost compusă de Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, pe un libret scris în limba germană de Emanuel Schikaneder. Premiera absolută a operei a avut loc la Viena, la Burgtheater, la data de 30 septembrie 1791, sub conducerea muzicală a compozitorului.