The Mozarteum Foundation with director Rolando Villazón celebrates the child prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart for eleven days with the extensive Mozart Festival.
26 January to 5 February 2023 in Salzburg
Mozart Week 2023 is the culmination of Rolando Villazón’s five-year journey through the Mozart cosmos. Another chapter of the Mozart pur cycle is opened, which revolves around the great composer as a child prodigy and as a master. “We’re concentrating on the very early works and the great final masterpieces, with some wonderful examples from the period in between,” explains Artistic Director Rolando Villazón.
The eleven days will introduce the very first and last three of his symphonies, the first and last violin sonatas, journey through his creative development of the piano sonatas, the early operatic arias and some of the great late ones, the C minor Mass and the ‘Requiem’, his last work, the early and late compositions for woodwind instruments, all his violin concertos, some of the early piano concertos and the last, ballet music, divertimenti and serenades, all quintets, early and late quartets, works for horn and as a highlight ‘Don Giovanni’, Mozart’s late master.
- Stiftung Mozarteum, Großer Saal: Schwarzstraße 28
- Stiftung Mozarteum, Wiener Saal: Schwarzstraße 26
- Stiftung Mozarteum, Villa Vicina: Schwarzstraße 30
- Mozart-Wohnhaus, Tanzmeistersaal: Makartplatz 8
- Großes Festspielhaus, Felsenreitschule: Hofstallgasse
- Salzburger Marionettentheater: Schwarzstraße 24
- OVAL – Die Bühne im EUROPARK: Europastraße 1
- DomQuartier Salzburg, Rittersaal der Residenz: Domplatz 1a
- Stiegl-Keller, Festungsgasse 10
Biography of Rolando Villazón
hrough his captivating performances on the world’s most prestigious stages and his unique versatility, Rolando Villazón has established himself as one of the leading and most popular artists of our time. In addition to his stage career, he is known as a director, writer, radio and TV personality, as well as artistic director of the Mozarteum Foundation and director of the Mozart Week. Born in Mexico City in 1972, he began his musical studies at the national conservatory in his native country before joining the junior programs at the Pittsburgh and San Francisco opera houses. He made an international name for himself in 1999 as a multiple prizewinner at the Operalia competition. Numerous successful debuts at the most important opera houses followed in the same year, cementing his status as an extraordinary talent. Since then he has been a guest on all the major stages of the world. Since making his directorial debut in Lyon in 2011, Rolando Villazón has also established himself as a director.
Rolando Villazón has been Artistic Director of the Mozart Week since 2019 and is responsible for organizing the world’s most important Mozart festival until 2028. In July 2021, Rolando Villazón was appointed Artistic Director of the Mozarteum Foundation, taking on not only the Mozart Week but also overall responsibility for the ongoing concert operations and all artistic activities of the Mozarte Foundation.