The Magic Flute was Mozart's most successful opera and surely would have opened a new epoch in his career had death not overtaken him scarcely two months later, on 5 December 1791. The opera was written in a new creative environment and for a new audience: he wrote his 'machine comedy', as the genre was called in those days, on commission from the Wiedner Theater (also known as the Freihaustheater), at that time a suburb of Vienna. Mozart would not get the chance to rejoice in seeing hundreds of performances of his opera at theatres all over the German-speaking world the following season. Its successful world-wide run has lasted ever since.
This performance is an English-language public dress rehearsal prior to touring with the production of The Magic Flute that was first premièred in March 2015.
Presented by: Budapest Festival Orchestra
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