The most important Mozart festival in the world opens the music year 2020:
Rolando Villazón"s journey through Mozart"s cosmos continues - Mozart"s works for wind instruments and the "Messiah" are at the centre of the festival.
"It"s about exploring and presenting Mozart"s incredibly rich oeuvre in all its diversity," explains artistic director Rolando Villazó.
The great stage project of Mozart Week 2020 brings a phenomenal constellation into the house for Mozart:
The acclaimed director, playwright, painter, stage designer and video artist Robert Wilson stages Der Messias KV 572, an adaptation of Handel"s oratorio by Mozart, interpreted with Les Musiciens du Louvre conducted by Marc Minkowski.
Furthermore, Rolando Villazón"s second Mozart Week focuses on the works of Wolfgang Amadé Mozart, which he composed especially for brass and woodwind.
Around 50 events, including scenic projects, a concertante opera performance, orchestral concerts, chamber music and dance, will illuminate the various facets of this focus.
Outstanding Mozart interpreters, ensembles and orchestras will be guests at the concerts in Salzburg:
Kristiina Poska with the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, Andrea Manze and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Lahav Shani with the Vienna Philharmonic, Daniel Harding with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Christina Pluhar with L"Arpeggiata, Sir András Schiff and the Cappella Andrea Barca Daniel Barenboim, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Mitsuko Uchida or Mojca Erdmann.