Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Die Zauberflöte

Deutsche Oper in zwei Aufzügen

Text Emanuel Schikaneder

Sunday 26. November 2023 18:30 – 21:45 One intermission Main Stage
Subscription 23

Ticket information

Season 2023/2024

Choose a day of the week and your favorite seats and enjoy five performances in one season.

The following performances are included in this subscription:

01. October 2023: LA TRAVIATA
26. November 2023: DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE
11. February 2024: GISELLE
10. March 2024: ANIMAL FARM
09. June 2024: SALOME


Season 2024/2025

Choose a day of the week and your favorite seats and enjoy five performances in one season.

The following performances are included in this subscription:

27. October 2024: COSÌ FAN TUTTE
24. November 2024: MANON
16. Febuary 2025: FIDELIO
18. May 2025: IL TROVATORE

Cast at
26. November 2023

Musikalische Leitung

Daniel Carter


Moshe Leiser

Patrice Caurier


Christian Fenouillat


Agostino Cavalca


Christophe Forey

Choreographische Mitarbeit

Beate Vollack

About the Production

Short Summary

We accompany the young prince Tamino and his funny companion Papageno on their journey through a world full of magic, adventure and trials.

Tamino is given the task of freeing the beautiful Princess Pamina from the hands of the evil Sarastro. With the help of a magical flute and a glockenspiel, Tamino and Papageno master a series of tests that they must pass on their way through the realm of the Queen of the Night. But behind the apparent opposites of light and darkness, good and evil, a complex world is revealed in which nothing is as it seems at first glance.

Die Zauberflöte


The young Prince Tamino is pursued by a dangerous snake. At the last moment, three enigmatic ladies save the unconscious prince and kill the snake.

When Tamino regains consciousness, he meets Papageno. The three ladies give Tamino a portrait of Pamina, the daughter of the Queen of the Night.

The prince falls in love with the painting and promises the queen to free Pamina from the hands of Sarastro, who has stolen her. Together with Papageno, he sets off on his journey: Tamino is given a magic flute and Papageno a glockenspiel to help him.

Papageno, who has been sent ahead by Tamino, meets Pamina, who is being harassed by the slave Monostatos. Papageno puts Monostatos to flight and wins Pamina for Tamino. As they try to make their escape, they are surprised by Sarastro and his entourage.

In the second part of the opera, Tamino recognizes Sarastro's kindness. However, in order to become a fully-fledged member of his priesthood, he must - together with Papageno - pass several difficult tests.

Tamino succeeds in mastering all the rehearsals in exemplary fashion and is rewarded by being allowed to take the place of Sarastro together with Pamina. Papageno, who was not so successful, is nevertheless given a partner to match him - Papagena.

Act 1 70 MIN
Intermission 30 MIN
Act 2 90 MIN
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Tickets for our standing room can be purchased online or at the Bundestheater box office from 10 am on the day of the performance. BundestheaterCard holders can book standing room tickets online the day before the performance.

In addition, a fixed contingent of standing room tickets is available for regular evening performances from 80 minutes before the start of the performance at our standing room box office (Operngasse entrance).

Our operas are sung in the original languages - these vary depending on the work.

At each seat, subtitles in different languages can be switched on or off via a separate subtitle screen. In addition to the original language of the opera, you can choose from up to eight languages: German, English, Italian, French, Russian, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin).

In the event of a change of performance, you can of course return or exchange your tickets.

As changes to the cast cannot be ruled out due to illnesses or other hindrances of artists, there is no entitlement to a refund of the ticket price or exchange in this case.

Tickets cannot be returned or exchanged if you are not admitted to the auditorium due to being late (even after the interval).

About Your Visit


The cloakrooms are located next the the entrances at the Operngasse. You can find additional cloakrooms on the left and right side of the balcony and the gallery and in the boxes. All cloakrooms are free of charge.

Be on Time

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Entry to the auditorium is not allowed after the performance has started. This also applied after the break.

Food and Drink

Our gastronomy opens at the same time entry is permitted. You can enjoy some snacks and drinks before the performance starts or you can book a table for the break.

Practical Information

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  • Disability ID
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