Background and activities


Composed politics? Mozart’s Singspiele, and their reflection of political and socio-cultural discourse in late 18thcentury Vienna. 

This Ph.D.-project explores how the political and socio-cultural context of the 18th century is reflected in the textual, dramaturgical and musical choices of Mozart’s Singspiele, showing the role of music as an integral part of political communication at the end of the 18th century. In a second step, the project asks whether we can understand Mozart’s Singspiele as a point of orientation for the political, social and cultural challenges of our time.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database


  • Hansen, Karina Valnumsen. (2017) Mozarts Die Zauberflöte - Et speilbilde av politiske, sosiale og kulturelle strømninger i Habsburg-monarkiets Wien. 2017.