The singspiel Zaide was not completed. No libretto exists; only the voice parts for the 15 completed numbers exist. The same cast names appear in a libretto of unknown authorship, Das Serail, oder die unvermutete Zusammenkunft in der Sklaverey zwischen Vater, Tochter und Sohn, but the plots evidently differ. The existing music was composed in 1779, discovered in 1799 by Constanze Mozart, and first published in 1838.

Dramatis Personæ

Zaide (Soprano)
Gomatz (Tenor)
Allazim (Bass)
Sultan Soliman (Tenor)
Osmin (Bass)
Zaram, captain of the Sultan's guard (Speaking Role)
Four Slaves (Tenors)


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