The Magic Flute
Mozart's last opera, The Magic Flute, was first performed in 1791 in Vienna, just a few months before the famous composer died.
It is a two-act Singspiel with a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder, although the style is that of the Zauberoper (‘magic opera’), which enjoyed great popularity in Vienna at the time.
It is set in an imaginary ancient Egypt where Sarastro, the high priest of Isis, guides men in their search for truth. The performance blends drama with comedy, mingles magic and fantasy with frivolity, and makes allegorical and homespun characters interact in a tale that alternates freely between popular and cultivated frames of reference while consistently maintaining its distance from realist comedy.
Performances on April 24th and 26th will begin at 8pm, and the performance on April 28th will begin at 6pm. Ticket prices start at €12.