Wednesday, April 27, 2011
More evidence, should any be needed, that garden offices provide perfect inspirational working spaces, here is Mozart's Zauberflötenhäuschen (The Magic Flute Summer-House) in the garden of the International Mozarteum Foundation in Salzburg. Inside this small wooden office, he wrote part of Die Zauberflöte (among other works).
The building was originally built in the garden next to the Freihaustheater in Vienna where Die Zauberflöte was premiered in 1791 - the story goes that Mozart was locked inside to make sure he finished the work on time. It was then donated to the International Mozarteum Foundation where it has been restored several times, especially after World War II when it was damaged by bombing. It now stands in the Foundation’s Bastionsgarten where you can visit it during July and August as part of a guided tour of the site. Inside are copies of theatre posters of the premiere and costume designs for a production of Die Zauberflöte from 1793.
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Posted by alex johnson at 10:05 AM