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The Magic Flute

Opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

In answer to Tamino’s question about who he is, Papageno says »A man like you«. Tamino’s reply to the counter-question is that he comes from »princely blood«. Thus it is clear from the word go that while the bird-catcher Papageno has true humanity, this is something still lacking in Tamino. While this goal is truly noble, the pathway to achieving it is humorous, playful and, one could say, humane. As described by the libretto, the protagonists undergo various trials, encounter hell’s vengeance and the sweetest love, meet dancing animals and child-spirits, until Tamino and Pagageno finally reach their happy goal. On the one hand, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s last opera »The Magic Flute«, which premiered in Vienna in 1791, follows the venerable tradition of Viennese magical theatre. On the other hand, Mozart and his librettist Emanuel Schikaneder were also inspired by the Enlightenment ideas of the Freemasons to create a blend of crazy buffoonery and Masonic symbolism, striking misogyny and the deepest humanity, all infused with heavenly music. These elements make »The Magic Flute« the successful opera that has been enjoyed by each generation and is still beloved today.

Premiere 1. November 2020

Die Zauberflöte / The Magic Flute

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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  • 11 am – 1.50 pm
  • One intermission

  • Venue: Semperoper Dresden

  • Vorstellung für Schulklassen; Ticketanfragen an petjula.schanze@semperoper.de
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    • Guided tour through the Semperoper
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      • Guided tour through the Semperoper
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        • Guided tour through the Semperoper
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          • Family Introductions
            Free introductory talk for children and families 45 minutes before curtain-up in the opera cellar, duration around 20 minutes

          • Guided tour through the Semperoper
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          • Guided tour through the Semperoper
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            • Guided tour through the Semperoper
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              • Guided tour through the Semperoper
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                • Guided tour through the Semperoper
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                  • Guided tour through the Semperoper
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                    • Family Introductions
                      Free introductory talk for children and families 45 minutes before curtain-up in the opera cellar, duration around 20 minutes

                    • Guided tour through the Semperoper
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                    • Guided tour through the Semperoper
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