Johann Jakob Engel (1741–1802) was co-director of the Nationaltheater in Berlin when Mozart visited the city in May 1789. The report that Mozart was uncomplimentary to Engel about the orchestra of the Nationaltheater recalls one of Friedrich Rochlitz’s notoriously unreliable Mozart anecdotes. According to Rochlitz, Mozart attended the Nationaltheater’s production of Die Entführung aus dem Serail on 19 May, and excoriated the second violins for a repeated wrong note—“Damn it, will you play D!” (“Verflucht — wollt ihr D greifen!”; Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung, 1:2, 10 Oct 1798, col. 21; Solomon 1991, 7–8). The similarity of Rochlitz’s story with this report leads one to wonder whether the two are related. (For the performance of Entführung on 19 May, see the report in the Chronic von Berlin, which, however, does not mention Mozart’s presence.) As the anonymous author of Der Litterarische Eilbote mentions, the similarity between Töffel’s aria "Mein Engelchen" in Johann Adam Hiller’s Die Jagd (1770) and Pamina and Papageno’s duet "Bey Männern, welche Liebe fühlen” is only superficial. For another unfavorable evaluation of Mozart's opera by Engel, see Dokumente, 389.