Musical preparation: Jan Chalupecký
Conductor: Jan Chalupecký, David Švec
Stage director: David Radok
Sets: Katarína Hollá, Tazeena Firth
Costumes: Katarína Hollá, Tazeena Firth
Chorus master: Martin Buchta
Choreography: Hakan Mayer
Chorus master of the Kühn's Children's Choir: Jiří Chvála
National Theatre Orchestra
National Theatre Chorus
Ballet of the National Theatre Opera
Revival: January 12, 2001
Alongside the coronation opera La clemenza di Tito, Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) is Mozart’s final stage work. In it, the composer returned to the form of singspiel: an opera with spoken dialogue. The libretto was written by the German playwright, actor and singer Emanuel Schikaneder, with whose theatre troupe, performing at the Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, Mozart was in friendly contact. Soon after its premiere in September 1791, Die Zauberflöte became a colossal hit. This fantasy opera blends fairy-tale and comic elements with wise philosophy and the symbolism of the mysterious Masonic Order, of which Mozart himself was a member. Let yourselves be carried away by the love story of Prince Tamino and Princess Pamina, who overcome all the obstacles and pass all tests on their path towards common happiness.
The opera is staged in Czech and Czech English and German surtitles are used in the performance.
Photo: Hana Smejkalová
Duration of the performance: 2 hours and 45 minutes, 1 intermission