OPERA IN 2 ACTS; FAMILY PROGRAM! SELF PRODUCED
Of course, in the first year of the new FreudeNOW festival, the program features the opera symbol of Vienna, The Magic Flute. It was composed onto Emanuel Schikaneder’s libretto, premiered in 1791 in the Freihaustheater, in the suburb of Vienna, far from the world of courtyard, the imperial family, exquisite costumes and costly stage technology for the beauty of ordinary citizens and it is his most frequently played opera. Didn’t the birdwatcher Papageno’s character get inspired here on a summer afternoon by Mozart, who performed as a prodigy in front of Empress Maria Theresa and traveled through the Prater’s green grove himself? Following the tradition of the old Viennese magic opera, The Magic Flute partly displays the fabulous aspects of Masonic ideas that interest Mozart. Unlike the tragic courtyard operas, Mozart’s play has a happy ending: Tamino wins Pamina and Papageno finds Papagena. In spite of the beautiful coloratures of the Queen of the Night, she is unable to carry her will throughout the story and loses against Prince Sarastro.
Mozart’s sophisticated and spectacular stage is transformed into fantastic visual worlds with new digital technology and an evening program for the whole family.