9. Salzburg: The Magic Flute at Marionette Theater Ticket
Probably Mozart's best-known opera, staged here for young and old, starts with a look behind the scenes. You’ll see talented puppeteers performing this incredible opera, which is full of singing, dancing, and lots of surprises. The Magic Flute is in German, with explanations in English, Spanish, French and Chinese projected on the wall near the stage. The duration is 2 hours 10 minutes with an intermission between. A one-hour short version is also performed on certain afternoons.
The venue operates as an opera house in miniature, hosting regular performances of operas, musicals, plays and fairytales, in its 350-seat baroque-style auditorium. The Salzburg Marionette Theatre employs 12 puppeteers, trained in a wide variety of trades and professions. Qualities common to all of them are musicality, manual skill, and the ability to empathise with the various characters in order to bring alive the marionettes on the stage. The Salzburg Marionette Theatre has evolved its own technique, which is used as a model by many marionette theatres worldwide and belongs to the intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO since 2016.
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