Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Parázsfuvolácska - The Magic Flute for children

contemporary opera 4

January 24., Sunday 11:00

Erkel Theatre

Fairy-tale singspiel with intermission for pretzels, in Hungarian, with Hungarian and English surtitles

Although Mozart's opera is a fairy tale for grown-ups, its wondrous elements - the trial of Tamino and Pamina, the comic antics of Papageno, and not least of all, the enchanting music of Mozart - also make it a perfect introduction to the world of opera for children. It's just a matter of serving up the work to them in an appropriate fashion. The distinguished poet János Laczkfi, a father himself, has helped us re-conceive and rework The Magic Flute expressly for the enjoyment of little ones. With added attractions galore, youngsters of all ages are sure to be enchanted!


Erkel Theatre
Jan. 24, 2021
Start time
11 a.m.
End time
1 p.m.
Emanuel Schikaneder
Zsolt Harsányi Sándor Fischer
Paraphrased by
János Lackfi
Attila Toronykőy
Set and costume designer
Katalin Juhász
Rebeka Bakk
Aerial choreographer
Erika Végh
Students of the Hungarian Circus Institute
English surtitles
Arthur Roger Crane
Choir Master
Gábor Csiki
Head of the children's chorus
Nikolett Hajzer


Premiere: March 30, 2014

Erkel Theatre
Erkel Theatre
Erkel Theatre
Erkel Theatre
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Erkel Theatre


The fantastic opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Emanuel Schikaneder reconceived for younger audiences!
In this adaptation, children get to thrill to the gripping story of Prince Tamino and Papageno as it unfolds in Sarastro's Circus. Clowns, acrobats, aerial gymnasts, knife-throwers, fire-swallowers, magicians and Mozart's immortal melodies... Like in a fairy tale! As passions of love and hatred burn in the cavalcade of circus performers on the stage, so too will the viewers in the auditorium find their hearts aglow with the magic...
The popularity of The Magic Flute has never flagged in more than 220 years. This version created expressly for the primary school age group will be presented on the stage of the Erkel Theatre, featuring brand-new verse from János Lackfi and the directing of Attila Toronykőy.


This highly viable and lovable little production was directed by Attila Toronykőy. The clown-Papageno is just right, as are the clown-Tamino and the young adolescent acrobats. Also just right, of course, are the tiny audience members waving their illuminated magic wands in the enormous auditorium."
Ferenc László, Magyar Narancs