Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Der Vogelfanger bin ich from Die Zauberflote
January 27, 1756
, December 5, 1791
A child prodigy, Mozart wrote his first symphony when he was eight years old and his first opera at 12. He went on to write some of the most important masterpieces of the Classical era, including symphonies, operas, string quartets and piano music.
Papageno, the Bird Catcher sings his opening aria in the Magic Flute, in which he dreams of finding himself a wife, whilst imitating a bird call with his flute.
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