Some interesting facts on the “Magic Flute” opera

This was Mozart’s last opera. Its premiere was given on September 30, 1791, 3 months before the great composer passed away. Mozart conducted the opera himself while the librettist Emanuel Schikaneder sang in the role of Papageno.

 This opera in public is known as a Masonic allegory, since Mozart and librettist were part of masonry. In the opera there are clearly seen some symbols of the Masonic and the Pointers in the Temple of Wisdom.

The soloists scores were written by Mozart specifically according to the voices that would sing opera at the premiere, while for the other singers, their parts were accompanied with different lines of orchestra.

The Queen of the night aria “Der Hölle Rache kocht in Meinem Herzen” is probably the most popular from all opera. It is listened in Act II and it is very difficult to sing because it requires a great deal of sound and dramatic emphasis on emotional side.

The author of the script for his design was based, among others on his personal experience as a Mason.


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