A Note on Opera: Mozart's -?Die ZauberflÃ?te"??
Sunday August 9, 2015 08:00 PM EDT
From the venue:Throughout his short life, Mozart strove to create â€œGermanâ€ opera, something that would stand alongside the existing traditions of French and Italian opera. But to do so, he started with what already existed in German musical theatre, the â€œSingspiel.â€ Composed and premiered in the last year of his life, â€œDie ZauberflÃ¶teâ€ elevates the vaudeville of â€œSingspielâ€ into the sublime.