European Mozartways

Austria - Salzburg: Stiftung Mozarteum

Mozart is alive!

Mozart's birthday with the Children's Orchestra of the Mozarteum Foundation and a ballet gala

Legend: © Stiftung Mozarteum
On January 27 at 10:00 in the morning, artistic director Rolando Villazón sang his personal birthday serenade for Wolfgang. Together with "Los Mariachis Negros", he interpreted "Mexican Serenatas" on the forecourt of Mozart's birthplace.

In the afternoon, the children's orchestra of the Mozarteum Foundation, Young Mozart Ambassador of European Mozart Ways, presented itself for the first time as a congratulatory on the day of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's birthday. No one less than the artistic director and Nola Rae as Mozartclown took over the moderation of this traditionally extraordinary concert. Under the leadership of Peter Manning, the young orchestra impressed with his fresh and dedicated interpretations as a companion to Mozart works that combined music and dance (Stella Blanc, Hector Palacios). The motto of the concert was "Tänzeleien". Soloists of the current productions T.H.A.M.O.S and “Der Schauspieldirektor (production with the Salzburg Marionette Theater) sang concert arias and arias from Cosi fan tutte and The Marriage of Figaro. The audience was invited to participate. Mozartclown Nola Rae divided the audience into two halves who had to follow their instructions. At the end, the protagonists of the concert sang together with the audience "This sounds so beautiful" from Mozart's Magic Flute.

Under the title "Mozart moves!“, a shiny ballet gala opened a new cooperation with the Salzburg Landestheater. The choreographer Reginaldo Oliveira chose selected, stylistically very different choreographies of individual movements from Mozart's works, ranging from classical ballet, modern dance to break dance. The individual parts were connected with letters that people wrote about Mozart's significance for their lives. In addition to the ballet of the Salzburg Landestheater, soloists of renowned dance companies from Europe and America could be experienced. A highlight were certainly the break-dancers BGIRL SINA & BBOY THE WOLFER. The individual dance pieces were accompanied musically by the Mozarteum Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Minasi and the pianist Maria Sophie Hauzel, taken in Salzburg in 2009 as a junior student at the Leopold Mozart Institute of giftedness.

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