Bastien und Bastienne

Performance History

First performance: (amateur) October 1768?, Home of Dr. Anton Mesmer, Rauchfangkehrergasse (now Rasumovskygasse), Landstrasse (then a suburb of Vienna)
Cast: unknown

There is no contemporary record of the private performance of Bastien und Bastienne at the home of Dr. Mesmer. The earliest mention of the event is in G. N. von Nissen's Biographie W. A. Mozarts, published 60 years later, in 1828. (The garden theater in which the performance is often said to have taken place did not exist in 1768.) The recitatives were added later, for a projected performance in Salzburg that never took place.

First public performance: 2 October 1890, Architektenhaus, Berlin

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