Mozart's 'Die Zauberflöte' at the
Salzburg Summer Festival,
heard by GIUSEPPE PENNISI
A few weeks before dying, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart handwrote Deutsche Oper on the front page of the manuscript of Die Zauberflöte. At that time, 'A German Opera' was not a category in the taxonomy of musical theatre. Yet, this could be the key to understanding a Singspiel, where a fairy tale is merged with Masonic rites and references both to current events and to ancient Egypt...
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