Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, probably the most important composer and musician of the Viennese Classic, has come into the world on the 27th of January exactly 262 years ago. This significant anniversary provides the perfect occasion, of course, for making this virtuosic artist come alive again. And which location could be more suitable for this than his birthplace Salzburg? Therefore, from the 26th of January until the 4th of February, the annual Mozart Week of the Mozarteum Foundation will take place in Salzburg once again. We will reveal what you can look forward to:
The Mozart Week will be opened on the 26th of January with a speech of the renowned writer Eva Menasse in the Great Hall of the Mozarteum Foundation about the topics love, forgiveness and vengeance. Aside from that, Mozart’s popular opera “The Abduction from the Seraglio” will be re-enacted in the House for Mozart as an attunement to the following week. On the 27th of January, a birthday celebration in proper style, including cake, exciting behind-the-scenes-tours and of course atmospheric music will take place in Mozart’s birth house. The next days, the best Mozart interpreters worldwide will come together in order to provide for unforgettable musical experiences. Get enchanted by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, by great ensembles and the chanting of world class soloists. Next to the classical performances, also modern interpretations will await you, which relate Mozart to contemporary music and thereby show that his work is still of importance today. On the 4th of February, the Mozart Week will find its appropriate conclusion with the final concert created by Rolando Villazón. The presentation will be accompanied by a lecture of the personal letters of Mozart which will grant the audience an insight into the life of the virtuosic artist and thereby give them an understanding of Mozart also as a person and husband.
All fans of classical music should by no means miss out on this highlight! Come to Salzburg in order to experience the Mozart Week live, interpreted by world stars in a versatile manner! We from the Green Hotel zur Post are looking forward to welcoming you in our house!