Mozart's famous opera The Magic Flute is about to be transformed into a video game

19 March 2019, 12:02 | Updated: 20 March 2019, 09:53

By Helena Asprou

The fantastical opera starring the Queen of the Night and the bird-catcher Papageno – and now it's being turned into a video game

The Magic Flute was one of Mozart's final works and it's now one of the best-loved operas of all time.

Written in two acts, the opera is a Singspiel (including both singing and dialogue) – and it's been a huge hit with audiences ever since it was first performed. And now, it's been turned into a video game, taking Mozart's magical story to a new audience.

Created by gaming company Opus Ludus, The Flute challenges players to take on the role of Prince Tamino and move through a series of adventure scenes, combat and puzzles as he embarks on his quest to rescue Princess Pamina, the daughter of the Queen of the Night.

The plot of the game is taken from Mozart’s original opera, which premiered on 30 September 1791 at Schikaneder’s Theatre in Vienna.

With an estimated two hours of playtime, The Flute is a described as a 2D “opera game” and is the first of its kind. It will be available to download on mobile in April.

Listen to Mozart’s The Magic Flute on Spotify.