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Die Zauberflöte

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Estates Theatre
For the whole family
English surtitles

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  • September
  • October
  • November
    September 2023

    Saturday 9. 9.

    Tickets available

    For the whole family
    English surtitles
    October 2023

    Sunday 1. 10.

    Tickets available

    For the whole family
    English surtitles

    Saturday 14. 10.

    Tickets available

    For the whole family
    English surtitles

    Sunday 22. 10.

    Tickets available

    For the whole family
    English surtitles
    November 2023

    Thursday 2. 11.

    Tickets available

    For the whole family
    English surtitles

    Basic information


    The Estates Theatre

    Approximate running time

    2 hours 45 minutes, 1 intermission (20 minutes) minutes


    In German, surtitles in Czech, English


    February 5, 2015

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


    • 2022-2023
    • 2023-2024


    National Theatre Chorus
    National Theatre Orchestra
    Prague Philharmonic Children's Choir

    Long Vehicle Circus

    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. 

    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.

    WARNING: We use fire effects during the performance.
    Suitable for audience from 7 years.

    Photo and video gallery


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    Die Zauberflöte Programme (ENG)

    A booklet for the production of Die Zauberflöte

    70 Kč

    Last item in stock

    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. On 1 June at 9am we started selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika until the end of November 2023.

    When purchasing online, you can get an e-ticket. You can pick up printed tickets in person at the box offices of the National Theatre.

    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!

    Menu (PDF, 70 kB)