The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte, 1791), created by the composer at the end of his life, not only tops the list of Mozart's most performed operatic pieces but also enriches the standard repertoire of every opera theatre in the world. This particular opera is the only work, written by the inspired composer in a twinkling of an eye for the Viennese suburban Freihaustheater auf der Wieden, where he collaborated with the then renowned librettist and actor, as well as the theatre's producer and director, Emanuel Schikaneder. It is also the only Mozart's creation, based on the tradition of the Viennese Volkstheater ('People's Theatre'), the magical opera classics and the so-called mechanical comedies. The Magic Flute is one of the composer’s distinctively different and also quite atypical opera in terms of its story, characters and stage effects and at the same time a logical continuation of his creative opus, at least regarding the way he tackles his themes, inspired by the age of Enlightenment. Its story is based on the dramatization of the contents of an individual quest for emotional fulfilment. Through its fairy tale themed narrative, this work of art namely unveils the situation in the society during the Enlightenment, which brought far-reaching social changes. Moreover, the story, filled with imaginative scenes, fantasy elements and magical talismans always addresses generationally diverse audiences.
This production will be directed by Jaša Koceli, a succesful slovenian stage director who already participated in the creation and staging of the operatic novelty Julka and Janez on our Stage -3. Music direction of this production will be in the hands of Maestro Jaroslav Kyzlink.