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The Vienna State Opera House was opened in 1869 with a gala performance of Mozart's Don Giovanni. It has since become one of the world's leading opera houses. Many great musicians have held the post of director, among them Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss, Herbert von Karajan, Karl Bohm and Lorin Maazel.
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The program of the Vienna Mozart Concerts is characterized by a very accurate selection of the works. The artistic conception giving ground to the musical sequence of overtures, arias, duets, movements of symphonies and concerts offers powerful insight in the titanic works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
The Vienna Mozart Orchestra includes 30 musicians from the best Viennese orchestras; 2 opera singers (soprano and baritone) from the Vienna State Opera and Volksopera; and 1 soloist for piano, violin and flute.
Orchestra, conductor and singers perform in period costumes
Formerly the winter residence of the Habsburgs, the Hofburg has a unique situation among the great festive halls in Vienna. It was here that the Emperor entertained his guests. Modern technical systems, such as air-conditioning have been successfully integrated into this magnificent hall.
History of the Vienna Mozart Orchestra
The Vienna Mozart Orchestra was founded in 1986 by musicians from the best and most famous Viennese orchestras and from various chambers music ensembles. The artists all shared the aim of preserving the musical tradition and the cultural of Vienna by dedicating themselves to the cultivation and representation of symphonic chamber music of the Viennese Classical Period.
As the name Vienna Mozart Orchestra implies, the 30 musicians devote themselves exclusively to the works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the most accomplished representative of that period who, though born in Salzburg, found his home in Vienna. The orchestra's repertoire ranges from all of Mozart's symphonies to a great variety of his instrumental concertos (for violin, piano and wind) to arias and duets from his most famous operas.
Below is an example of one of the 80 different programs:
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
"Don Giovanni", K. 527
Duettino Zerlina - Don Giovanni
La ci darem la mano
Donna Elvira's aria: Mi tradi
Don Giovanni's aria: Finch' han dal vino
Posthorn-Serenade, D Major, K 320
6th movement: Menuetto
Violin concerto No. 5 A Major, K. 219
1st movement: Allegro aperto
2nd movement: Adagio
3rd movement: Rondo, Tempo di Menuetto
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"The Marriage of Figaro", K. 492
The Count's aria: Hai gia vinta la causa!
Duet Susanna - Count: Crudel! perche finora
Symphony No. 40, g minor, K 550
1st movement: Molto Allegro
"Cosi fan tutte", K 588
Fiordiligi's aria: Come scoglio
Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525
1st movement: Allegro
"The Magic Flute", K. 620
Der Vogelfanger bin ich ja
Duet Papageno - Papageno: Pa - pa
"The Blue Danube" - Waltz
Please note this is a sample program which is subject to change without notice