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‘Lost’ Mozart and Salieri work performed again in Prague

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A small joint collaboration between the authors was hiding in plain sight since 1950 A musical collaboration between Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri that was long considered lost has been found in a Czech music archives. While fictional accounts such as the play and film Amadeus portray the two as bitter rivals, the newly…

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Mozart and Salieri song discovered in archives

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The rivals of the film ‘Amadeus’ apparently collaborated on music in real life A musical composition co-written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri was found after more than 200 years by employees of the Czech Museum of Music in Prague. The work will be presented to the media next week. It is reportedly a…

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The Magic Flute at the Estates Theatre

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A rather busy production sees an inebriated Mozart entering his own work The Magic Flute  (Die Zauberflöte) By W.A. Mozart When: Feb 15, 27; March 11, April 3, and June 16 at 7 p.m.; Feb. 15 also at 2 p.m.; May 15 at 8 p.m. Where: Estates Theatre www.narodni-divadlo.cz The stage director, Vladimír Morávek, has taken a…

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Opera: The Magic Flute returns to the Estates Theatre

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Mozart’s final opera will be in the original German with a new staging The intriguing story of The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte), one of Mozart’s most loved works, will be retold by innovative Czech director Vladimír Morávek and staged in a fantastical world of collages by designer Miroslav Huptych. The premiere, musically prepared by Jaroslav…

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Tracing the steps of Mozart in Prague

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The famed composer spent just a few months in the city but left a wide trail For all of the talk about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Prague, the composer actually spent very little time here. The composer was in the Golden City just five times, and some of those trips were rather brief. The Moravian…

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Preview: The Magic Flute

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Egerházi reinterprets the famous opera for ballet The Magic Flute is an almost universally known opera, in two acts, with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. Since its premiere in the 18th century, it has become one of the most beloved works of opera and is presently the fourth-most…

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Preview: Prague New Year’s Concert

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An orchestral start to a whole new year If one must do more on New Year’s than sleep late, brunch long, drink early and then turn in whenever is easiest to prepare for Jan. 2, a Wednesday and a workday, then one could do worse, provided one can sit still and handle the brass and…

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