Welcome to the second part of our series on one of the most famous composers of all time, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Last week, we learned a little bit about Mozart’s life and legacy, and today we’re going to take deeper look at one of his most famous works: The Magic Flute

In today’s episode you’ll learn about…

  • One of the most famous opera arias of all-time
  • What an overture is
  • Which role many opera singers consider the most difficult to play

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Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:

The Magic Flute: Overture – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – YouTube

Diana Damrau sings Mozart’s “Queen of the Night” aria – YouTube

Papagena/Papageno Duet – Montserrat Caballé y Thomas Quasthoff – YouTube

The Magic Flute, Finale scene, W.A.Mozart (Score) – YouTube

Music Listening Schedule for Episode 36

I’ve created a YouTube playlist for you with a variety of performances from Mozart’s Magic Flute. Check it out here.

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