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Kouzelná flétna

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

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  • September
  • October
  • November
    September 2021

    Saturday 4. 9.

    Tickets available

    For the whole family
    Popular title
    Traditional adaptation

    Tuesday 14. 9.

    Tickets available

    For the whole family
    Popular title
    Traditional adaptation
    October 2021

    Sunday 3. 10.

    Tickets available

    For the whole family
    Popular title
    Traditional adaptation
    November 2021

    Sunday 7. 11.

    Tickets available

    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.


    • 2021-2022


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


    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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    Die Zauberflöte Programme (ENG)

    A booklet for the production of Die Zauberflöte

    70 Kč

    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    The National Theatre offers tickets for August –⁠ November 2021

    Tickets for November on sale from August1st.

    When purchasing online, we will send you an E-ticket by e-mail. You can pick up printed tickets in person at the box offices 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).

    Buffets at the Estates Theater

    No waiting. For your benefit, please pre-order your food and beverages at the bar to minimize waiting in the queue!