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The Magic Flute ; An Opera in two acts music by W.A. Mozart English version after the Libretto of Schikaneder and Giesecke by W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman

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New York : Random House, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. 108 pages ; 22 cm. $3.50 dust jacket. Pages toned and unmarked. Binding is firm.


Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE in an English version y H. AUDEN and CHESTER KALLMAN

The two-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was celebrated during all of 1956 with performances of his works by the most celebrated artists and musical organizations throughout the world. The television production of THE MAGIC FLUTE by the National Broadcasting Company Opera Theatre commanded by far the largest audience, counted in millions, ever to watch and listen to this opera. The libretto, in an entirely new translation in verse by W. H. Auden and Chester Kallman, won the enthusiastic praise of critics and televiewers alike. Their complete text of THE MAGIC FLUTE, illustrated by Rouben Ter-Arutunian, is a modern poetic rendering of Mozart's operatic masterpiece.