German opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
"Oh, tremble not , my dear son ! "
The Queen of the Night is in panic ! Prince Sarastro has kidnapped her daughter Pamina . Prince Tamino is on his way to rescue Pamina with Papageno , The Magic Flute and magical chimes of bells to help him ... A dangerous adventure of deception and love begins .
A "Great German opera"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote the music for "The Magic Flute " in his last year , from April to September 1791 to the libretto of Emanuel Schikaneder . Schikaneder itself should sing Papageno and - as quite normal at this time - Mozart fit the vocal range of the role Schikaneder's vocal qualities .
"The Magic Flute " is in the tradition of Viennese puppet and magic opera, over and above the limits of the genre beyond serious scenes were also misunderstood once thoroughly by the audience. Mozart wrote to his wife Constanze , one person in the audience have laughed at all solemn places.
" The Magic Flute" : a best-seller
The triumph of "The Magic Flute " was enormous : Already in 1792 the opera was performed in Prague, in 1797 in Saint Petersburg and in 1801 in Paris. Among the admirers of the opera were Beethoven and Goethe, the latter even tried his hand at a - remained a fragment - sequel. Today, the " Magic Flute " is one of the most played Mozart operas . Interestingly, it was conveyed to even thirty years ago outside the German speaking in translated versions , such as in Milos Forman's film " Amadeus " or in Ingmar Bergman's version from 1974 for Swedish television .
Experience the Magic Flute at the Semperoper Dresden!
The famous Semperoper Dresden guarantees an excellent quality of the presentation for this great piece of music, both the hauntingly beautiful frame as well as with the Saxon State Opera Chorus Dresden and Saxon Staatskapelle Dresden.
Saxon State Opera Chorus Dresden
A coproduction with the Opéra National du Rhin and the Schwetzingen Festival
With the generous support of the Foundation for the Support of the Semperoper