The Magic Flute I

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja (from The Magic Flute).

Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja (The birdcatcher am I) is the first of the two arias of Papageno in The Magic Flute.

In the first representation of this Singspiel (German opera with spoken sections) in Vienna just two months before the composer’s death, the character of Papageno was played by the very librettist, Emanuel Schikaneder.

Transcription for recorder and piano by Massimo Pennesi. This interactive score was published first in the post La flauta mágica I, in the blog

Ingmar Bergman: The Magic Flute (1979)

Footage from the movie of the greatest Swedish director, in which Hakan Hagegard sings the first aria of Papageno.