Mozart’s opera “Die Zauberfloete” has been performed thousands of times since it was first performed in Vienna on September 30th 1791. Mozart himself was the conductor and the person who wrote the lyrics sang the role of Pappageno. Mozart died two months later, on December 5, 1791.
While the opera is filled with serious aspects that originated from Mozart’s membership in a Masonic organization, there are also a whole lot of charming, funny, and joyous moments in it.
(See video below; this is just a photo)
Pappageno, the bird catcher, is helping the hero, Pamino, look for the abducted heroine, Pamina. During the search, Pappageno shares with Pamina that he is so sad because he does not have a girl-friend.
Pamina and Pappageno sing the wonderful duet, “Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen” (Among men who feel Love)
Here here is a stage performance of this magical Aria, performed by the Berlin Philharmonic. Take the time to listen and to enjoy it!