Die Zauberflöte, (“The Magic Flute”), K. 620, is one of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s most famous operas. It premiered September 30, 1791 at the Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna. It was immediately successful with solid attendance. Mozart was happy with its success, and attended as often as he could, but he would not live to even see its 100th performance; he died December 5, 1791.
The opera opens with this charming aria, sung by Papageno. This arrangement makes this aria accessible for developing pianists.
Key: C Major
Mood: happy, bittersweet
Pedagogy: sixteenth notes, phrasing, staccato, broken chords