Rolando Villazón’s Mozartwoche 2023 begins on January 26 through February 4, marking the festival’s fifth edition in Mozart’s birthplace, Salzburg. Curated by Mr. Villazón, the world’s leading Mozart Festival will again celebrate the great composer in all his manifold facets. This year’s motto is “Mozart the Child Prodigy and Mozart the Great Master”.

Over eleven days, the week will focus mostly on Mozart’s early and late compositions as part of a varied program that extends from chamber works and operatic arias to symphonies and concertos. There will also be divertimentos, serenades, and Mozart’s final work, his Requiem. One highlight is a semi-staged performance of the opera Don Giovanni.

Completing the program are popular formats such as “Letters and Music” and a new co-production with the Salzburg Marionette Theatre, Der alte Baum – Oder: Franzis Reise zum Ende der Welt (The Ancient Tree, or Franzi’s Journey to the End of the World) as part of the “Trazom” series of events, which celebrates Mozart as man and artist with an attractive combination of music, words, plays, and puppet shows. 

Please visit the Mozarteum website for more information about the events in Mozart Week 2023.

Photo credit: Wolfgang Lienbacher