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On this day: September 30

Published: Sep 11 2013 01:37:57 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 30 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

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OTD September 30 - The Magic Flute
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1791: The first performance of "The Magic Flute," the last opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to make its debut, takes place at Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, Austria. Mozart, who conducted the orchestra himself for the premiere, would die a little more than two months later.

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