The Magic Flute

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The Magic Flute
by W. A. Mozart
Mozart magic flute.jpg
The arrival o the Queen of the Night. Stage set bi Karl Friedrich Schinkel for an 1815 production
Native teetle Die Zauberflöte
Librettist Emanuel Schikaneder
Leid German
Premiere 30 September 1791 (1791-09-30)
Theater auf der Wieden, Vienna

The Magic Flute (German: Die Zauberflöte), K. 620, is an opera in twa acts bi Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart tae a German libretto bi Emanuel Schikaneder. The wirk is in the form o a Singspiel, a popular form that includit baith sangin an spoken dialogue.[lower-alpha 1] The wirk premiered on 30 September 1791 at Schikaneder's theatre, the Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, juist twa months afore the componer's premature daith.

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  1. The genre o the wirk is haurd tae specify. The programme at the premiere performance annoonced it as "Eine grosse oper" (A grand opera). Mozart entered the wirk in his personal catalogue as a "German opera", an the first prentit libretto cried it a Singspiel [1]

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