Mozart's Birthplace

Mozart's Birthplace

Getreidegasse 9
A-5020 Salzburg
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Tel.: +43-662-84 43 13
Fax: +43-662-84 06 93
mozartmuseum@mozarteum.at

Opening hours

Daily: 9 am – 5.30 pm
July / Augst: until 8.30 am – 7.00 pm
(last entry 6.30 pm)

Mozart Residence

Mozart Residence

Makartplatz 8
A-5020 Salzburg
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Tel.: +43-662-874227-40
Fax: +43-662-87 42 27 83
mozartmuseum@mozarteum.at

Opening hours

Daily: 9 am – 5.30 pm
July / Augst: until 8 pm
(last entry 7.30 pm)

Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation

Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation


Schwarzstr. 26, A-5020 Salzburg
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Great Hall & Viennese Hall

Mag. Reinhard Haring
Rentals, Disposition
Tel. +43 (0) 662 889 40 22
E-Mail: haring@mozarteum.at

Bibliotheca Mozartiana

Dr. Armin Brinzing
Bibliotheca Mozartiana (Director)
Tel: +43 (0) 662 889 40 13
Fax: +43 (0) 662 889 40 50
E-Mail: brinzing@mozarteum.at

Maren Hofmeister, Mozart Week 2018 is your first as director. Which Mozart will we get to enjoy this time round?

Mozart can be experienced in all his aspects. Each of our international artists will present their own individual interpretations of Mozart, and so Mozart Week will become a sort of laboratory for all the diverse Mozart styles that are out there at the moment. Mozart Week 2018 sheds light on Mozart’s life around the year 1782. We will perform pieces connected to his first years in Vienna; this includes his wind serenades as well as his successful opera The Abduction from the Seraglio. For Wolfgang Amadé, this was an important period in his private life too, as he married Constanze Weber on 4th August 1782 in St Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna.

Mozart Week 2018 will open with a new production of the Mozart opera "The Abduction from the Seraglio". The musical director will be René Jacobs, with the renowned Andrea Moses as stage director. What kind of Abduction can the audience expect?

René Jacobs is known for his very special interpretations of Mozart, and his development of Turkish soundscapes with the grand percussion in Abduction is unique. His collaboration over several decades with ‘his’ orchestra, Akamus (Academy for Early Music Berlin) is one that has come to represent the highest artistic standards. Andrea Moses’ staging of Meistersingers at the Berlin State Opera (2015) was very well-received. Moses populates her stage with people, not stereotypes, and she develops characters with personality, depth, poetry and humour. In her work, she always starts with the music, and will tell the story of the Abduction.

Which composers will Mozart and the audience encounter?

During his first years in Vienna, Mozart was greatly concerned with the scores of Johann Sebastian Bach, and with the composing of fugues. With this in mind, Bach and his sons are just as much part of the program as Mozart’s other contemporaries. In the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra’s concerts we will encounter the composers Elgar, Bizet and – on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of his death – Tchaikovsky. 

Which conductors will be on the podium with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in 2018?

The three conductors, two of whom will be making their debut with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, will all incorporate a flavour of their own background into the program. British-born Robin Ticciati will present a violin concerto by Edward Elgar, and will conduct Mozart’s ‘Jupiter Symphony’. Frenchman Alain Altinoglu will combine ‘Symphony No 1’ by Bizet – which is very close to Mozart’s style – with works by Mozart himself. Finally, Valery Gergiev, who has conducted the orchestra previously during Mozart Week 2006, will commemorate the anniversary of the death of Tchaikovsky – who venerated Mozart deeply – by playing a selection of his works.

Recently, the star tenor Rolando Villazón has been appointed official ambassador of the Mozarteum Foundation. How will he contribute to Mozart Week?

Rolando Villazón has the gift of opening doors and inspiring people towards music through his engaging character. He’s going to curate a concert during Mozart Week 2018 in which he will read from the composer’s letters, and through this will grant us insights into Mozart’s personal life and his relationship to Constanze. Accompanied by the newcomer artists Regula Mühlemann and Shiboan Stagg, Rolando Villazón will narrate this story through music.


Maren Hofmeister, Photo: Lienbacher


René Jacobs, Photo: Philippe Ma


Andrea Moses, Photo: Bernd Uhlig


Schumann Quartett, Photo: K. Kikkas


Anna Lucia Richter, Photo: M. Baus


Robin Ticciati, Photo: M. Borggreve