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Die Zauberflöte
Die Zauberflöte Poster
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder
Premiered Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna on 30 September 1791

Die Zauberflöte("The Magic Flute" in English) is an opera in two acts composed in 1791 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. The work is in the form of a Singspiel, a popular form that included both singing and spoken dialogue.


Role Voice type Premiere cast, 30 September 1791
(conductor: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
Tamino tenor Benedikt Schack
Papageno baritone Emanuel Schikaneder
Pamina soprano Anna Gottlieb
The Queen of the Night coloratura soprano Josepha Hofer
Sarastro bass Franz Xaver Gerl
Three ladies 2 sopranos, mezzo-soprano Mlle Klöpfer, Mlle Hofmann, Mme Elisabeth Schack
Monostatos tenor Johann Joseph Nouseul
Three boys treble, alto, mezzo-soprano Anna Schikaneder; Anselm Handelgruber; Franz Anton Maurer
Speaker of the temple bass-baritone Herr Winter
Three priests tenor, 2 basses Johann Michael Kistler, Urban Schikaneder, Herr Moll
Papagena soprano Barbara Gerl
Two armoured men tenor, bass Johann Michael Kistler, Herr Moll
Three slaves2 tenors, bassKarl Ludwig Giesecke, Herr Frasel, Herr Starke
Priests, women, people, slaves, chorus