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The Messiah / Salzburg (Opening)

  • Haus für Mozart 1 Hofstallgasse Salzburg, 5020 Austria (map)

Oratorio in three parts for soloists, choir and orchestra by Georg Friedrich Händel edited by Mozart

Mozart’s German-language version of Handel’s Messiah is famous, though seldom heard. Written in 1789, at the request of baroque enthusiast Gottfried van Swieten, this profound arrangement of Handel’s best-known oratorio includes copious woodwind parts. Marc Minkowski and Les Musiciens du Louvre are not only acclaimed exponents of Handel and Mozart; they also belong to the Mozart Week musical family.

To mark their return to the festival, their brilliant performance is combined for the first time with the art of Robert Wilson: a fascinating fusion of periods and styles on several levels.

More information and tickets here.

Earlier Event: December 25
Jungle Book / Düsseldorf
Later Event: January 26
The Messiah / Salzburg