An 1815 set for the opera.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s famous opera, The Magic Flute, premiered in Vienna on the 30th of September, 1791.
The playbill for the premiere.
Emanuel Schikaneder, who wrote the German libretto, hosted the premiere at his theatre, the Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden. Mozart conducted the orchestra, while Schikaneder performed in the show alongside Mozart’s sister-in-law.
Mozart’s sister-in-law, Josepha Hofer.
The opera was immediately considered a success, though no reviews of the first performance exist.