Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja

Aria Details
Voice Type: Baritone
Role: Papageno
Language: German
Translation: Yes, I am a Bird-catcher
Opera: Die Zauberflöte
Composer: Mozart

OperaPulse’s Aria of the Week – Papageno is one of the most lovable characters in all of the opera repertoire. He’s charming, entertaining, reasonable, and just plain goofy! This aria, Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja (Yes, I am a Bird-catcher) from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, is Papageno’s first entrance in the opera and gives a great introduction to his quirky character.

Watch the baritones below as they sing a simple yet exciting melody. This is a great aria to use to introduce opera to a youngster, too! Tell us who your favorite is at the bottom of the page.

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2 thoughts on “Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja

  1. Thank you for this information. My son gave me a tiny music box which plays the tune of this aria from “The Magic Flute”. I wanted to know more about it. When I googled, this webpage was one of the most helpful hits. I appreciate the info and the video clips as well. Well done! —Joy1934

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