The Magic Flute K. 620 is an opera composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1791. It is a Singspiel, a form of German opera that incorporates both spoken dialogue and musical numbers. The libretto was written by Emanuel Schikaneder, who also portrayed the character of Papageno in the opera's premiere. The Magic Flute is a fantastical tale that combines elements of comedy, romance, and Masonic symbolism. Mozart composed the opera during the final year of his life and it premiered on September 30, 1791, at the Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna. The opera's enduring popularity lies in its captivating music, memorable characters, and its exploration of themes such as love, wisdom, and enlightenment.
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The Magic Flute K. 620
Kassel: Bärenreiter-Verlag, 2006
- Commentary by Berke, Dietrich; Konrad, Ulrich; Packard, David
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