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Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte

  • Opera in two acts, in German
  • Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder
  • Time: timeless mythical level
  • Place: the forest ruled by the Queen of the Night, and the Temple of Wisdom ruled by Sarastro arrival of the Queen of the Night. Stage set by Karl Friedrich Schinkel for an 1815 production.

  • Premieres in different countries
    • Austria: 30 September 1791, World Premiere at Emanuel Schikaneder's theatre, the Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, conducted by the composer, just two months before the composer's premature death. in 1801 Schikaneder had produced 223 performances.
    • Czech: September 21, 1792, Prague
    • Austria: 1793 in Graz, and Linz
    • Germany; 1793 in Augsburg, Regensburg, Leipzig, Passau, Munich, Dresden, Frankfurt am Main, and Hamburg
    • Hungary: 1793 in Pest
    • Poland: 1793 in Warsaw
    • Germany: 1794 at National Theater in Mannheim. Set design by Giulio III Quaglio and Giuseppe / Joseph Quaglio
    • Germany: 16 Jan 1794 Johann Goethe's production at the Weimar Court Theater. Goethe produced c. 100 performances.
    • France: 1801 at Paris Opera
    • Sweden: 30 May 1812 at Royal Swedish Opera, Stockholm
    • Germany: 1816, Berlin. Karl Friedrich Schinkel created twelve fantastic stage sets.
    • Finland: 1840–1843, Helsinki, Philip Hornicke and Joseph Reitmeyer Company
    • France: 1865 at Théâtre lyrique du Châtelet, Paris
    • Finland: Dec 1877 at the Finnish Opera, Helsinki, with Emmy Achté as Pamina and Naëmi Starck as the Queen of the Night
    • Sweden: 1974-1975 Ingmar Bergman directed his film Trollflöjten at the Drottningholm Palace Theatre in Stockholm.
    • UK: 2006, reinterpretation in English against the backdrop of WW1, director Kenneth Branagh
    • Switzerland: March 1, 2007 at Zürich Opera House. Martin Kušej staged a modern version with Jonas Kaufmann as Tamino, Julia Kleiter as Pamina, Ruben Drole as Papageno, Elena Moșuc as Queen of the Night and Matti Salminen as Sarastro and under the musical direction of Nikolaus Harnoncourt. of Sarastro on a chariot pulled by lions, from a 1793 production in Brno. Pamina appears at left, Papageno at right. In the background are the temples of Wisdom, Reason, and Nature.