Mozart Week - Concert, Mozart Week - Scenic
Messiah K. 572
Haus für Mozart
23/01/2020 20:00 h
- Les Musiciens du Louvre (Orchestra )
- Marc Minkowski (Conductor )
- Robert Wilson (Director / Set & Light Designer )
- Philharmonia Chor Wien
- Walter Zeh (Choir rehearsal )
- 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 )
The Messiah K. 572. Oratorio in three parts for soloists, choir and orchestra by Georg Friedrich Händel (HWV 56) edited by Mozart
A production of the Salzburg Mozarteum foundation in coproduction with the Salzburg Festival and the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées.
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.