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Die Zauberflöte

The Magic Flute
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Opera in two acts
Sung in German
Libretto: Emanuel Schikaneder
Premiere: 1791 in Vienna
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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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Frederick Loewe (1901 – 1988)
Musical in two acts
Performed in German
Based on Bernard Shaw's »Pygmalion« and the film by Gabriel Pascal
Book by Alan Jay Lerner
Music Frederick Loewe
German version by Robert Gilbert
Premiere: 1956 in New York
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Giacomo Puccini (1858 – 1924)
Melodrama in three acts
Sung in Italian, with German surtitles
Libretto: Giuseppe Giacosa, based on the drama by Victorien Sardou
Premiere: 1900 in Rome
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Jules Massenet (1842 – 1912)
Opéra­ comique in five acts
Performed in French, with German surtitles
Libretto: Henri Meilhac & Philippe Emile François Gille,
based on "Histoire du Chevalier Des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut" (1731) by Abbé Prévost
First performances: 1884 in Paris
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Der fliegende Holländer

The Flying Dutchman
Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883)
Romantic Opera in three acts
Sung in German, with surtitles
Libretto: by the composer, based on "The Memoirs of Mister von Schnabelewopski" by Heinrich Heine
Premiere: 1843 in Dresden
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Benjamin Britten (1913 – 1976)
Opera in three acts and a prologue
Sung in English, with German surtitles
Libretto: Montagu Slater, derived from the poem "The Borough" (1810) by George Crabbe
Premiere: 1945 in London
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Richard Strauss (1864 – 1949)
Tragedy in one act
Sung in German, with surtitles.
Libretto: Hugo von Hofmannsthal, based on the tragedy by Sophocles
World premiere: 1909 in Dresden
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L'elisir d'amore

The Elixir of Love
Gaetano Donizetti (1797 – 1848)
Comic opera in two acts
Sung in Italian with German surtitles
Libretto: Felice Romani, after Augustin Eugene Scribe's libretto to "Le Philtre" by Daniel-François-Esprit Auber
World premiere: 1832 in Milan
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Engelbert Humperdinck (1854 – 1921)
Fairy tale opera in three acts
Sung in German, with surtitles
Libretto: Adelheid Wette, based on the fairy tale
by the Brothers Grimm
Premiere: 1893 in Weimar