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Die Zauberflöte

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The famed musical fairy tale about perseverance, fidelity and wisdom, as it all played out in Mozart’s imagination

The Estates Theatre
For the whole family
Popular title
Traditional adaptation
English subtitles

Dear spectators,
On 10th of May, the National Theatre launched a presale of tickets for June 2021.

According to the government's decision, visitors must meet these conditions.

Tickets can be purchased on the website of the National Theatre, the Main Box office of the National Theatre on the New Stage is reopened. The other box offices remain closed until further notice.


Basic information


The Estates Theatre

Approximate running time

2 hours 45 minutes, 1 intermission 20 minutes


In German, subtitles in Czech, English


February 5, 2015

Mozart’s illustrious operatic oeuvre is rounded off by a work providing both copious entertainment and food for thought, affording a fantastic spectacle and presenting a magical ritual of initiation of the human spirit. All that is encompassed in Die Zauberflöte, and all that can be found in Vladimír Morávek’s colourful production, featuring a thrilling atmosphere and teeming with mysterious symbols. There is something for everyone – adults and children, including, if fear hasn’t consumed them, the very youngest.


  • 2020-2021


Musical preparation
Jaroslav Kyzlink
Stage director
Vladimír Morávek
Chorus master
Jan Bubák
Motion cooperation
Leona Qaša Kvasnicová
Beno Blachut


The National Theatre Chorus and Orchestra
Long Vehicle Circus

Mozart wrote Die Zauberflöte when he was 35 years of age. The piece was intended for the common people visiting the Theater an der Wien, where it premiered on 30 September 1791, a mere three months before the composer’s untimely death. The German libretto was penned by the actor, impresario and dramatist Emanuel Schikaneder, a friend of Mozart‘s. The creators drew upon the tradition of the old Viennese magic opera, in which alongside human characters appeared various supernatural beings and animals, and stage machinery effects were applied.

Die Zauberflöte has become the best-known example of this highly popular genre not only due to the fairy-tale story in which by means of a magic flute and his comical companion, Papageno, Prince Tamino seeks the way to Princess Pamina, the daughter of the Queen of the Night, but also thanks to the references to Masonic symbolism and, primarily, Mozart’s beguiling music, which warms the heart of audiences worldwide. A year after its premiere in Vienna, Die Zauberflöte was staged in Prague, at today’s Estates Theatre on 25 October 1792.


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Practical information

Where to buy tickets

The National Theatre launched a pre-sale of tickets for June 2021

When purchasing online, we will send you an E-ticket by e-mail. You can pick up printed tickets in person at the Main box office of the National Theatre.

According to the government's decision, visitors must meet these conditions.

What to wear?

By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.

Parking at the Estates Theatre

Unfortunately, there is no parking near The Estates Theater. You can use the guarded parking lot in the Kotva shopping center (Revoluční 1/655, Prague 1) and Paladium (Na Poříčí 1079 / 3a, Prague 1).