Emanuel Schikaneder

Playwright, Librettist

1751 – 1812

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Who was Emanuel Schikaneder?

Emanuel Schikaneder, born Johann Joseph Schickeneder, was a German impresario, dramatist, actor, singer and composer. He was the librettist of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera The Magic Flute and the builder of the Theater an der Wien. Branscombe called him "one of the most talented theatre men of his era".

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Born
Sep 1, 1751
Straubing
Also known as
  • Johann Joseph Schickeneder
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  • Germany
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Died
Sep 21, 1812
Vienna

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on July 23, 2013

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