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Oper

Die Zauberflöte

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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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
Christoph Gedschold Musikalische Leitung
Ralf Nürnberger
Ralf Nürnberger Inszenierung
Yadegar Asisi
Yadegar Asisi Bühne
Thomas Eitler-de Lint
Thomas Eitler-de Lint Einstudierung Chor
Olga Jelínková
Olga Jelínková Königin der Nacht
Julia Sophie Wagner
Julia Sophie Wagner Pamina
Gal James
Gal James Erste Dame
Kathrin Göring
Kathrin Göring Zweite Dame
Christiane Döcker
Christiane Döcker Dritte Dame
Mirjam Neururer
Mirjam Neururer Papagena
Eva Möritz
Eva Möritz 1. Knabe
Katharina von Haßel
Katharina von Haßel 2. Knabe
Annika Westlund
Annika Westlund 3. Knabe
Matthias Stier
Matthias Stier Tamino
Jonathan Michie
Jonathan Michie Papageno
Randall Jakobsh
Randall Jakobsh Sarastro
Martin Petzold
Martin Petzold Monostatos
Tuomas Pursio
Tuomas Pursio Sprecher
Alvaro Zambrano
Alvaro Zambrano Ein Priester
Sven Hjörleifsson
Sven Hjörleifsson Erster geharnischter Mann
Jean-Baptiste Mouret
Jean-Baptiste Mouret Zweiter geharnischter Mann