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Messias - MOWO 2020


Messias - Mozart Week 2020

The Messiah K. 572. Oratorio in three parts for soloists, choir and orchestra by Georg Friedrich Händel (HWV 56) 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: in addition to the two oboes in the original work, now flutes, clarinets and bassoons are given important roles, and the brass parts are also adapted. 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 distinctive meditative art of cult director Bob Wilson: a fascinating fusion of periods and styles on several levels.

Les Musiciens du Louvre (Orchestra)
Bachchoir Salzburg
Marc Minkowski (Conductor)
Robert Wilson (Director / Set & Light Designer)
Elena Tsallagova (Soprano)
Wiebke Lehmkuhl (Alto)
Richard Croft (Tenor)
José Coca Loza (Bass)
Nicola Panzer (Co-Director)
Stephanie Engeln (Associate Set Designer)
John Torres (Associate Lighting Designer)
Jacques Reynaud (Costume Designer)
Manu Halligan (Make Up Designer)
Konrad Kuhn (Dramaturgy)

January 23, 26 and 31, 2020 | 8:00 p.m.
Haus für Mozart