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In 2021 the world’s most important Mozart festival is presenting Mozart’s minor-key works and showcasing the composer as a music dramatist

Mozart Week 2021: Musico drammatico (21. – 31. January 2021)

The 2021 Mozart Week Festival is focusing on a single aspect of Mozart’s multifarious musical world and highlighting his achievements as a music dramatist. The musical emphasis will be placed on his minor-key works since these are especially notable for the immediacy of their dramatic impact. In every aspect of its programming, Rolando Villazón’s third Mozart Week Festival continues to be motivated by his motto of “Mozart Unadulterated” and brings together practically all of the composer’s works in a minor tonality. “As a man capable of understanding the human soul and as an incomparable interpreter of this abstract world of light and shade,” Villazón explains, “Mozart reveals himself to us as the most perfect musico drammatico.”


The 2021 Mozart Week Festival is a cornucopia of universal forms of expression that include music, dance, mime and puppetry – an art form that Mozart himself was very fond of – and in that way reflects his dramatic variety on the stage. The first festival of 2021 features some sixty-five events that include three fully staged theatre projects, three performances of operas that will either be presented as concerts or semi-staged, several orchestral concerts, chamber music recitals, dance, mime, films, talks and much more besides.