National Theatre

Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)

Fairy-tale story in which by means of a magic flute and his comical companion, Papageno, Prince Tamino seeks the way to Princess Pamina, daughter of the Queen of the Night.

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Sunday

1/31/2021


5:00 PM


The Estates Theatre

Praha 1


250 - 1290 CZK

Thursday

2/4/2021


7:00 PM


The Estates Theatre

Praha 1


250 - 1290 CZK

Wednesday

2/10/2021


7:00 PM


The Estates Theatre

Praha 1


250 - 1290 CZK

Friday

2/26/2021


7:00 PM


The Estates Theatre

Praha 1


250 - 1290 CZK

Description

ABOUT PERFORMANCE

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s final stage piece was intended for the common people visiting the Theater an der Wien, where it was premiered on 30 September 1791. The creators drew upon the tradition of the old Viennese magic opera, one of the types of singspiel, a popular genre combining sung and spoken passages in which alongside human characters appeared various supernatural beings and animals and stage machinery effects were employed.

Die Zauberflöte has become the best-known example of this genre not only owing to the fairy-tale story in which by means of a magic flute and his comical companion, Papageno, Prince Tamino seeks the way to Princess Pamina, daughter of the Queen of the Night, but also thanks to the references to Masonic symbolism and, naturally, Mozart’s engrossing music. A year after its premiere in Vienna, the singspiel was presented in Prague at today’s Estates Theatre on 25 October 1792.

In German, with Czech and English subtitles.

CAST AND CREATIVE

Cast: Jozef Benci (Sarastro), Richard Samek (Tamino), Lucie Kaňková (The Queen of the Night) and others.

Jiří Sulženko, Jaroslav Březina, Olga Jelínková, Marie Fajtová and others
The National Theatre Chorus
The national Theatre Orchestra
Long Vehicle Circus

Length 165 minutes
Wheelchair access
Break 1x20 minut
Music
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto
Emanuel Schikaneder
Conductor
Jaroslav Kyzlink
Stage director
Vladimír Morávek