Die Zauberflöte was composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with the libretto written by Emanuel Schikaneder. In this essay, we aim to present our findings regarding Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte in relation to the theater culture found in the 18th century. Because of the lack of writing on the production of Die Zauberflöte we aimed our research towards Schikaneder and the general layout of the theater surrounding the time Die Zauberflöte premiered. Using cross referencing and sources from the 18th century, we have put together a general synopsis of how Die Zauberflöte was likely promoted and produced. All of this information comes together to give context to how this opera came to life.
Weinzierl, Quinne; Preuss, Miranda; and Tromblee, Haley. "Mozart & Schikaneder: Production of Theatre in The 18th Century" (2022). 2022 Festschrift: Mozart's Die Zauberflöte.