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4 - The Magic Flute in 1791

from Part I - Conception and Context

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  24 November 2023

Jessica Waldoff
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College of the Holy Cross, Massachusetts
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This chapter offers an account of the circumstances surrounding the creation of The Magic Flute and its earliest performances. Through an examination of the latest research and documentary evidence, alongside established accounts and early iconography, this essay considers how audiences may have experienced the opera in 1791. “The Magic Flute in 1791” thus contextualizes the genesis and earliest stagings of the work not as Mozart’s final opera, but rather as the product of a particular historical moment.

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Print publication year: 2023

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