Mozart and the Magic Flute in Schönbrunn

Best of The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadé Mozart

Duration: 90 min without intermission

Spoken language: German
Synopsis in English and other languages at the Box office. Price € 1,-

The Magic Flute portrayed by magical marionettes. The unique opportunity to experience artistic marionette play open air against an imperial backdrop. W.A. Mozart himself – as a marionette – presents humorous and interesting facts: A mix of anecdotes from Mozart’s life, background information and the wonderful music of the Magic Flute. The story begins in the “Magic Flute House”. In this little house - owned by the
Mozarteum Salzburg since 1873 - Mozart once composed some parts of his last dramatic work in a garden in Vienna.


Wolfgang Amadé Mozart tells interesting facts about his work and some cheerful anecdotes from his life. The magic powers of his flute soothe wild animals and unite Prince Tamino and Princess Pamina. Papageno's magic carillon helps him to find his beloved Papagena. Mozart's wonderful music accompanies the artistic figures of the Marionette Theatre Schönbrunn Palace Vienna.

Recording: Failoni Orchestra, Budapest, Michael Halász, Hungarian Festival Chorus

Premiere: Vienna 30. September 1791

Director: Prof. Gerhard Tötschinger 
Text: Emanuel Schikaneder 

Stage- and costume design: Erika Ebner, Werner Hierzer 
Sculptor: Sepp Rems, Erika Ebner, Gerald Kubitschek 
Costume cutter: Christine Hierzer-Riedler 
Music cutter: Werner Hierzer 
Sound engineer: Tonstudio Euroacoustics - Walter Till

Cast

Sarastro: Kurt Rydl
Königin der Nacht: Hellen Kwon
Pamina: Elisabeth Norberg-Schulz
Tamino: Herbert Lippert
Papageno: Georg Tichy
Papagena: Lotte Leitner
Sprecher: Robert Holzer
Erster Priester: Péter Köves
Zweiter Priester: Peter Jelosits
Monostatos: Wilfried Gahmlich
1. Dame der Königin: Julia Faulkner
2. Dame der Königin: Waltraud Winsauer
3. Dame der Königin: Anna Gonda
Erster Knabe: Robert Pap
Zweiter Knabe: Maximilian Richter
Dritter Knabe: Matthias Uray

Puppeteers

Christine Hierzer-Riedler, Werner Hierzer, Isabella Chromy, Walter Kukla, Rudolf Schwarzenberger, Maria Drabits, Isabell Francisci-Ragger, Agniezka Koldnicka-Salamon, Claudia-Hisberger, Lisa Pippan, Saviz Foroughi, Bernadette Kizik, Antonia Petz, Theresa Prem, Georg Angerer