On the 30th of September 1791, the opera The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart made its debut at Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna. The piece was finished three months before the composer died of suspected rheumatoid fever at the young age of 35. 333 more words
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Like Glyndebourne’s recent Rinaldo, Longborough’s Magic Flute seems to take shape as a young boy’s daydream, or perhaps the world of his storybook coming to life in his imagination. 103 more words
One of my favorite sopranos of all time, Lucia Popp. Here are two of my favorite arias sung by this divine singer.
Queen of the Night. 40 more words
I don’t remember having ever watched any Classical opera out of The Magic flute.
By the end of 1790, Mozart was depressed, if not getting desperate: his financial situation was not good, sinking in debts; the new emperor did not favour his music much; and his musical language seemed to be diverting from the audiences’ tastes. 673 more words