Season Concerts

Jubilee concert:
250 years "Il re pastore"

Apr 23, 2025
7:30 PM
DomQuartier Salzburg, Rittersaal der Residenz
Wheelchair space

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Giovanni Guzzo, Violin


  • Camerata Salzburg
  • Giovanni Guzzo (Concert master & conductor)
  • Rolando Villazón (Alessandro)
  • Emily Pogorelc (Aminta)
  • Serena Sáenz (Elisa)
  • Tamara Ivaniš (Tamari)
  • Zachary Wilder (Agenor, Tenor)



Il re pastore (The Shepherd King) K. 208
Serenata in two  acts
based on a libretto by Pietro Metastasio

At the same time in the same place: Exactly 250 years ago to the day, on 23 April 1775, Wolfgang Amadé Mozart conducted the concert premiere of his two-act serenata Il re pastore at the Prince Archbishop's Residenztheater in Salzburg. Following the premiere of Mozart's La finta giardiniera in Munich in January of the same year, Prince Archbishop Hieronymus Count Colloredo had commissioned the new stage work from the then nineteen-year-old on the occasion of the forthcoming visit of Archduke Maximilian Franz, the youngest son of Empress Maria Theresa. It was composed in just a few weeks and, with its colourful orchestration and emotional depth, more than hints at Mozart's later mastery as an opera composer. A high-calibre cast led by Rolando Villazón will musically celebrate this important anniversary at the original venue. 

Concert performance in Italian

In cooperation with the DomQuartier Salzburg