Friday 23.11.2018 | 7:30 p.m. | Opernhaus

Die Zauberflöte

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


Grand Opera in two acts | Text by Emanuel Schikaneder


Grand Opera in two acts | Text by Emanuel Schikaneder | Playing time ca. 3 hours | One intermission

This delightful mélange of tragic opera, mysterious magic game, and droll popular theater defies all attempts at classification. Mozart’s last work for the stage is at once a fairy tale and theater for the ages, written in a world on the cusp of historic and social upheaval. The opera was premiered in 1791, when Europe was already beginning the transition from the Enlightenment to the Romantic period. The experiences of the French Revolution are reflected here, as is the growing artistic interest in the darker sides of humankind, as well as the suppressed and the irrational. Like two sides of one coin, the Queen of the Night’s and Sarastro’s two opposing spheres of power are pitted against one another. Sarastro has kidnapped Pamina, the Queen’s daughter, in order to instruct and raise her according to his philosophy. The Queen sends Prince Tamino and the naïve bird catcher Papageno on a mission to Sarastro’s kingdom to find her beloved daughter. A magic flute and a glockenspiel are their only weapons against deadly perils. 

Christoph Gedschold Musikalische Leitung
Ralf Nürnberger Inszenierung, Licht
Thomas Eitler-de Lint Einstudierung Chor
Danae Kontora Königin der Nacht
Magdalena Hinterdobler Pamina
Lilli Wünscher Erste Dame
Kathrin Göring Zweite Dame
Sandra Fechner Dritte Dame
Stefania Abbondi Papagena
Aneta Ručková 1. Knabe
Jana Markovic 2. Knabe
Kristýna Roháčková 3. Knabe
Patrick Vogel Tamino
Franz Xaver Schlecht Papageno
Randall Jakobsh Sarastro
Martin Petzold Monostatos
Tuomas Pursio Sprecher
Torsten Süring Ein Priester
Sven Hjörleifsson Erster geharnischter Mann
Jean-Baptiste Mouret Zweiter geharnischter Mann