Mozart's paths lead to Milan
IXth General Assembly of the European Mozart Ways in Milan
Mozart´s paths lead to Milan
Invitation pressconference 18.3.2011
During his three visits in Italy W.A. Mozart travelled to Milan five times. On January 23rd, 1770, Leopold and Wolfgang Mozart arrived in Milan for the first time; on March 4th, 1773, they left and last saw Milan. Wolfgang composed three operas for Milan: "Mitridate, Re di Ponto", "Ascanio in Alba" and "Lucio Silla". Still today, in churches and palace Mozart’s steps can be traced, including Palazzo Reale.
At this authentic Mozart venue, on March 19 the 9th General Assembly of the European Mozart Ways Association (EMW) will take place at the invitation of the City of Milan. Milan is one of the most important Mozart cities in Europe. Comune di Milano is a founding member of the Association established in 2002 in advance of the 250th anniversary of W.A. Mozart's birthday and coordinates the activities of the Italian partners Ala, Bologna, Bolzano, Imola, Naples, Rome, Rovereto, Turin and the regions of Lombardyand Tuscany.
At the annual General Assembly, representatives of the major Mozart cities of the 10 European countries which W.A Mozart visited on his historically documented travels will convene to exchange ideas and discuss perspectives. The focus of the General Assembly, among others, is the presentation of the final phase of the project "Mozart and Italy" supported by the European Union. The city of Milan appears in this project next to the city of Augsburg and the two academic institutions King's College / London and the University of Sheffield as co-organizers, while the overall coordination is entrusted to the EMW Association, based in Salzburg.