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Die Zauberflöte für Kinder

The Magic Flute for Children
Children's opera after Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Adapted by Patrick Lange and Carsten Kochan
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Performed in Italian, with surtitles
Opera in two acts | Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte
First performance: 1787 in Prague
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Giuseppe Verdi (1813 – 1901)
Performed in Italian, with surtitles
Opera in three acts | Libretto: Antonio Somma, based on Eugène Scribe's libretto to "Gustave ou Le Bal masqué" (1833) by Daniel François Esprit
First performance: 1859 in Rome
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Georg Friedrich Handel (1685 – 1759)
Sung in Italian with German surtitles
Opera seria in three acts | Libretto: unknown, after the epic poem "Orlando furioso" (1516) by Ludovico Ariosto | World premiere: 1735 in London
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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893)
Sung in Russian, with German surtitles
Opera ("lyrical scenes") in three acts | Libretto: by the composer and Konstantin Shilovsky, based on the novel by Alexander Pushkin
First performance: 1879 in Moscow
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Engelbert Humperdinck (1854 – 1921)
Sung in German, with surtitles
Fairy tale opera in three acts | Libretto: Adelheid Wette, based on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm
First performance: 1893 in Weimar
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Leonard Bernstein (1918 – 1990)
Sung in German
Musical comedy in two acts | Hugh Wheeler, based on the novel "Candide, Or Optimism" by Voltaire | Vocal texts: Richard Wilbur, with fragments of Stephen Sondheim, John Latouche, Dorothy Parker, Lillian Hellman and Leonard Bernstein | World premiere: 1956 in New York
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Opera in three acts by Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883)
Performed in German, with surtitles
Libretto: by the composer
First performance: 1845 in Dresden, 1861 in Paris
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Giacomo Puccini (1858 – 1924)
Sung in Italian with German surtitles
Japanese tragedy in two acts
Libretto: Giuseppe Giacosa & Luigi Illica, after the play "Madame Butterfly: A Tragedy of Japan" (1900) by David Belasco
World premiere: 1904 in Milan
Acquisition of the Staatstheater Darmstadt production