The latest news about everything happening in the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation around Mozart Week, Season concerts, the Mozart Museums and the research about Mozart.

Covid-19: Informations for your concert visit

Dear concert visitors,

of course we adapt the situation of concert visits to the respective legal requirements and the current infection situation. According to the current regulations, seats are allocated in such a way that the necessary safety distances can be maintained during the concert. Concerts with free choice of seating have been changed to fixed seat allocation.


Currently, we also ask you to observe the following points when attending a concert:


The obligation to wear a protective mask and the 1 meter distance rule apply throughout the entire building. After you have taken your seat, it is permitted to take off the protective mask.


The toilets on the first floor and in the tier are closed! Please use the toilets in the basement or the barrier-free toilet in the entrance area.


Please use the available disinfectants at the checkrooms. The hand soaps in the toilets contain a disinfectant.


Please hand in your wardrobe (jackets, coats, umbrellas, backpacks, etc.) before entering the hall.


The hall admission to the first floor starts 15 minutes before the concert starts. Admission to the tier starts 30 minutes before the concert begins.


If possible, please take seats in the middle first. Please take seats on the sides last.


It is not permitted to change seats on your own authority.


There will be no break from the concert. The break buffet is NOT open.


After the end of the concert, we kindly ask the visitors in the tier to leave the hall first. Therefore we ask the guests on the first floor to be patient after the concert.


In case you are unable to attend, it is not allowed to give the tickets to third parties. In this case please contact the ticket office.


This information will be updated continuously. Please inform yourself here before your concert visit.


We thank you for your cooperation and wish you pleasant concert experiences!

We play for Austria: mozart@home on 24 May on ORF III

„We play for Austria“: continuation of the ORF concert series with „Mozart@home“ from the Mozarteum Foundation on 24 May on ORF III.
With performances by Rolando Villazón, Marianne Crebassa, Emmanuel Tjeknavorian, and Cornelius Obonya, among others


The Mozarteum Foundation is delighted to be the host and co-initiator of a first-class TV event: The continuation of ORF III’s ORF concert series „We play for Austria“ will be broadcast by the Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg on May 24th with „Mozart@home“ and will be dedicated to the world-famous composer and his native city of Salzburg.


In addition to vocal performances by Rolando Villazón, Marianne Crebassa, Andrea Carroll, Rafael Fingerlos and the Salzburg Bach Choir, as well as instrumental performances by clarinetist Daniel Ottensamer, horn player Radovan Vlatković, violinist Emmanuel Tjeknavorian, and pianist Julius Zeman, who will both play on original Mozart instruments, star pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim has been won over for a musical greeting from Berlin. He will play the 2nd movement from the Piano Sonata KV 330 and young talent Marie Sophie Hauzel will perform a movement of the Piano Concerto in A major KV 414. The performance of the 3rd movement from Mozart’s last piano concerto KV 595 had to be canceled by star pianist Rudolf Buchbinder due to scheduling reasons. A special performance at „Mozart@home“ will be given by the actor and long-time Salzburg „Everyman“ Cornelius Obonya, who will read from Mozart’s touching letters to father Leopold in Mozart’s birthplace.


Most of the evening’s soloists will be accompanied by musicians from the Camerata Salzburg and the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg in a musical arrangement by Shane Woodborne.


The concert program at a glance


The Mozart evening will be opened by Andrea Carroll, Marianne Crebassa, and Rafael Fingerlos with the trio „Soave sia il vento“ from the Mozart Da Ponte classic „Così fan tutte“. After a movement from Mozart’s Horn Quintet KV 407, interpreted by horn player Radovan Vlatković and strings from the Camerata Salzburg and the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, as well as Daniel Barenboim’s musical video message, the Salzburg baritone Rafael Fingerlos and the American soprano Andrea Carroll can be heard with the duet „La cì darem la mano“, from „Don Giovanni“. After the 2nd movement from Mozart’s famous Clarinet Quintet KV 581, performed by Daniel Ottensamer and strings of the Camerata Salzburg and the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, the French mezzo-soprano Marianne Crebassa will sing „Parto, ma tu, ben mio“ from the last Mozart opera „La clemenza di Tito“. She will be accompanied by Daniel Ottensamer and the musicians of Camerata Salzburg and Mozarteumorchester, who will also perform an excerpt of the Piano Concerto in A major KV 414 in the performance of young pianist Marie Sophie Hauzel. Furthermore, Rolando Villazón interprets the aria of Don Ottavio „Il mio tesoro intanto“. The Bachchor Salzburg closes in the concert hall with an a cappella version of „Ave verum corpus“.


While the director of the Mozart Week, Rolando Villazón, leads through the program in the concert hall, Barbara Rett appears in front of Mozart’s residence, among other places, in whose „Tanzmeistersaal“ Emmanuel Tjeknavorian and Julius Zeman present a musical performance of the Rondeau from the Haffner Serenade KV 250 on Mozart’s violin and fortepiano. Other venues are Mozart’s birthplace, where actor Cornelius Obonya will read from Mozart’s touching letters to father Leopold, as well as the Magic Flute House in the Bastion Garden of the „old“ Mozarteum, the Mozart Memorial and the Mozart Bridge.

Broadcast on Sunday, 24 May at 8.15 pm on ORF III and on the classical music platform fidelio. On 3sat „Mozart@home“ will be broadcast on August 8th.

Why not visit the Mozarts?

Why not visit the Mozarts? The Mozart museums of the Mozarteum Foundation return after the Corona break with a special program for all Salzburg residents. The ticket office also opens again for personal customer traffic


What would a cultural life in the Mozart city be without the two Mozart museums? Mozart’s birthplace and the Mozart residence are among the most visited private museum institutions in Salzburg and Austria, with around 500,000 visitors a year. After weeks of closure to contain the Corona Pandemic, the heart of Getreidegasse – Mozart’s birthplace – is finally beginning to pulsate again. The Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg is approaching the opening of the two museums cautiously and staggered from the end of May onwards.


The Mozart residence on Makartplatz will open its doors again on the weekend of Whitsun, Saturday 30 May 2020, and the famous yellow house in Getreidegasse – the symbol of the Mozart city – will follow on the following weekend (6 and 7 June). „We will start with a test run, which means that until the end of June we will be available for our visitors on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. How things will continue in July will be shown by the experiences and new guidelines in the coming weeks,“ explains Museum Director Gabriele Ramsauer. Hygiene measures in the ticket office areas as well as in the exhibition rooms are guaranteed in both museums; cleaning and disinfection are carried out several times a day. In the museums, of course, masks are compulsory and the distance rule applies. A one-way guidance system ensures a flowing flow of visitors. The audio guides will be available for download in the Appstore from the end of May.


New in the program is regular special public tours under the motto „Visit the Mozarts“ especially for all Salzburg residents on Saturdays at 2 pm in the Mozart residence. „This is a good opportunity for all visitors from town and country to get to know the Mozarts better in a small circle of a maximum of eight people, to refresh their knowledge of the family or even to learn about unfamiliar things,“ explains museum educator Maria Erker and adds: „The exhibition in the Mozart residence was only reworked in February. Here the entire family is the focus of attention, because the life and work of father Leopold Mozart and the two Mozart women, mother Anna Maria and sister Maria Anna ‚Nannerl‘, offer exciting stories and testimonies of this time“.


The ticket office of the Mozarteum Foundation in the Theatergasse can be reached by telephone again from 18 May. From 2 June the ticket office will be open to customers. Until further notice, the opening hours here are Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Overview of special public tours for Salzburg residents in the Mozart residence


Sa 30 May at 2 pm: „Why don’t you visit the Mozarts“ Bet you didn’t know that?! Secret and unknown facts about Wolfgang Amadé, the famous son of Salzburg.


Sa 6 June at 2 p.m.: „Very private – a guest of the Mozart family“ How did a bourgeois family live in 18th century Salzburg? What did they eat, how did they spend their free time? With the help of diaries and letters from the Mozart family, this tour will give you an exciting insight into the life of the Mozart family.
about everyday life, leisure, and travel 250 years ago.


Sa 13th June at 2 pm: „After God comes Papa!“ Leopold Mozart was largely responsible for his son’s career, and even in adulthood, he was there to help and advise his son. Nevertheless, the father is often portrayed as a bossy and dominant patriarch. This tour brings light into the relationship between father and son.


Sa 20 June at 2 pm: „Mozart in love“ The Bäsle, Constanze and the Stubenmädeleien – Mozart’s letters tell us a lot about what his heartfelt, and usually in very clear words. This thematic tour tells us more about Mozart’s love life, which ladies made him
and who and how deeply he loved – his Constanze -, even though he ultimately
was not entirely faithful.


Sa 27 June at 2 pm: „Constanze, Nannerl, and Mother Mozart – Women’s Power in the 18th Century“ Mother Anna Maria, Sister Maria Anna called „Nannerl“ and later wife
Constanze has shaped Wolfgang Amadé and were important companions. Even today, the women of the Mozart family are often pushed into the background. The tour brings the ladies of Mozart’s family before the curtain and sheds light on life as a woman in the 18th century and the influence the three women had on the musical genius.


Registration is absolutely necessary:


Opening hours May/June 2020


Mozart residence
Makartplatz 8


30 May to 1 June, 6 & 7 June, 11 June, 13 & 14 June, 20 & 21 June and 27 & 28 June
11 a.m. to 4 p.m., last admission 15.30 p.m.

Mozart’s birthplace
Getreidegasse 9
6 & 7 June, 11 June, 13 & 14 June, 20 & 21 June and 27 & 28 June
11 a.m. to 4 p.m., last admission 15.30 p.m.


Contact both museums/E-Mail:
Admission: € 12, concessions € 10
guided tour: € 1


Ticket office of the Mozarteum Foundation
Theatergasse 2
telephone: 0662 87 31 54


From 18 May onwards you can reach us by telephone between 10 and 13 o’clock.
From 2 June open to the public between 10 and 13 hrs.

Handling of concert tickets in case of concert cancellations due to corona

Unfortunately, the concerts of our event series cannot take place until the end of June.
Here you will find the different possibilities that you can do with your already purchased concert tickets.


1. concerts with alternative dates:


Benjamin Schmid and friends: the alternative date on 11 October 2020
Lucas and Arthur Jussen: Alternative date on 6 October 2020
The tickets remain valid for the alternative date.


2. concerts, for which NO alternative date could be found


Please support us with the purchase price of your tickets
The Mozarteum Foundation is a non-profit organization and is currently massively affected by the loss of all sources of income. If you would like to support us in this difficult time, you are welcome to waive a refund of the purchase price and donate these proceeds to our work. In this way, you can ensure that we will continue to be able to offer you a varied concert program of the highest standard at the Mozarteum. Naturally, we will issue you with a donation receipt for your contribution in accordance with the statutory provisions. Donations to the Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg are tax-deductible. We would like to ask you to send us a short message and thank you very much for your generous gesture!


Have the purchase price of the tickets credited or refunded
If you are unable to attend the respective alternative date, we will be happy to credit the amount for the purchased tickets to your customer account. You can use the credit for new ticket purchase for any concert of the season or for an event of the Mozart Week 2021.
If you would like a refund, we will transfer the amount to your bank account. Unfortunately, cash redemption is not possible. Please provide us with your bank details (IBAN).
In these two cases the following applies: If it is possible for you, we ask you to please send us the original tickets. Either by post or at a later date, when we can reopen the card office for customer traffic. This will probably be the case in the course of June 2020.


On behalf of the entire Mozarteum Foundation, we would like to thank you for your continued loyalty as an audience and look forward to seeing you again at our concerts in the coming 2020/21 season.


Stay healthy!

Contact us:

Ticket office of the Mozarteum Foundation

Theatergasse 2, 5020 Salzburg

The Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg acquires Mozart’s rare travel letter to his wife Constanze from the Charfreÿtage 1789

The Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg is pleased to announce a valuable new acquisition: a rare travel letter from Wolfgang Amadé Mozart to Constanze from 1789 is now part of the extensive collection of the Bibliotheca Mozartiana. On the few journeys Mozart made in his Viennese years from 1781 onwards, his wife almost always accompanied him. For this reason, there are only letter documents from the period between 1789 and 1791 for this pronounced love marriage. They offer the opportunity to look deep into Mozart’s heart.


The letter is dated Charfreÿtage 1789 and comes from the journey to Dresden, Leipzig, and Berlin. During this trip, Mozart wrote at least twice a week to his wife, who had stayed behind in Vienna, telling her about encounters and musical performances. His proofs of love, his jealousies, and his concern for her health have a particularly warm effect. Mozart opens his letter from Prague on Charfreitage 1789 with a tender, dearest, best female! and tells of reunions with friends, an „almost“ secure contract for a new opera for Prague (which ultimately came to nothing) and of rumors that the Prussian king was expecting his arrival. Mozart also lets his Constanze know how much he longs for a message from her and that he hopes to find a corresponding letter at his next station, in Dresden. Kissing our Karl a thousand times, and I am kissing you from the bottom of my heart, the message ends at home, to his wife together with their four-year-old son Carl Thomas.


The Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg owns the largest collection of letters from the Mozart family in the world. Most of them have been in Salzburg since the middle of the 19th century when the Mozart sons Carl Thomas and Franz Xaver bequeathed the original letters in their possession to the Dommusikverein and Mozarteum, the direct predecessor of the Mozarteum Foundation. However, Mozart’s letters to Constanze were not among these precious gifts. Apparently Constanze Mozart never gave them to her sons, but rather gave them away to friends piece by piece. From time to time, one of these letters reappears on the market; they regularly reach six-figure prices per page written. The letter dated April 10, 1789, was last auctioned in the early 1990s. It is Mozart’s first travel letter to Constanze which the Mozarteum Foundation was able to purchase.


Ulrich Leisinger and Andreas Fladvad-Geier, the Academic and Artistic Directors of the Mozarteum Foundation, present the new acquisition in this video:

#kleinePauseMozart – the daily Mozart moment

#kleinePauseMozart – the daily Mozart moment from the Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg with interesting facts, background information and live events from the fascinating world of Mozart at home



With #kleinePauseMozart, the Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg reports daily at 11 a.m. from the diverse Mozart cosmos. Since the two Mozart museums and Salzburg’s most beautiful concert halls – the Great Hall and the Vienna Hall – are closed for the time being, the Mozarteum Foundation is now increasingly broadcasting its content digitally to the outside world in order to provide a little distraction during this time with the fascination for Mozart. In keeping with its mission to give all people and generations access to Mozart’s music, his life and his personality, #kleinePauseMozart now offers exciting daily reports, background information and information with which the team of the Mozarteum Foundation presents interesting and worthwhile facts about Mozart online.


On the website and the social media platform Facebook, the Mozart museums invite you to go on digital explorations. Mozart’s birthplace can soon be explored in virtual walks, and those who did not make it to the successful special exhibition on Leopold Mozart’s 300th birthday last year can do so online. Talks with experts from the Mozarteum Foundation with in-depth explanations of the rich treasure of Mozart’s legacy are planned, as well as readings from letters from the Mozart family and contributions from members of the Mo-zart Children’s Orchestra. For example, the eleven-year-old Leonard Burkali has composed his own canon for washing hands with the unmistakable request „Wosch da d‘ Händ! In addition to reports on the international activities of the Mozarteum Foundation and interviews with artists, such as the Dialogues and Mozartwoche festivals, streaming with short concerts by musicians from the living room, such as violinist Benjamin Schmid with his wife, pianist Ariane Haering, or multipercussionist Christoph Sietzen, complete the concept. The klangkarton, the children’s and youth program of the Mozarte-um Foundation, also provides an appealing online offer to participate.

Highlights of the first days are:


Leopold Mozart: Musician – Manager – Man
Virtual tour through the special exhibition of Leopold Mozart in the Mozart residence

Concert director Andreas Fladvad-Geier reads from letters of the Mozart family

On a long journey with the Mozart violin – Museum director Gabriele Ramsauer at the cultural event LvivMozArt in Lviv

The wedding of Figaro – explained with a wink for children & adults


With this series, the Mozarteum Foundation would like to make its contribution to continuing contact and exchange with Mozart friends from all over the world. „Use your keyboard and bring a little Mozart into your four walls! All interested people, young and old alike, are cordially invited to take advantage of the Mozarteum Foundation’s wide range of offers. May they bring you joy and variety in this difficult time for all of us“, says Johannes Honsig-Erlenburg, President of the Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg.


Travel through Mozart’s world with just a few clicks: In addition to the online activities mentioned above, the Digital Mozart Edition of the Mozarteum Foundation is of course also available for an intensive study of Mozart’s oeuvre. On the one hand, the DME presents musical works in new digital formats (DIME – the new Digital Interactive Mozart Edition) for musicians and interested laypeople and is dedicated to the edition of letters and documents, but the libretti and texts of Mozart’s vocal works are also accessible here. The Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg holds about half of all currently known letters and records of the Mozart family and thus has the largest collection of this kind worldwide. The majority of the approximately 700 documents are handwritten documents by Wolfgang Amadé and his father Leo-pold. In addition, there are numerous letters from Constanze Mozart and Mozart’s two sons, Carl Thomas and Franz Xaver Wolfgang. These precious historical letters and documents have been digitized using state-of-the-art technology and placed online. On the other hand, the DME provides information about Mozart’s works and their sources as well as about their delivery and reception.



#kleinePauseMozart can be found here:




DME – Digital Mozart Edition:

Effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Mozarteum Foundation

Current impact:

In accordance with the decree of the Federal Government to protect against the spread of the corona virus, the planned seasonal concerts and guided tours of the Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg will not take place until the end of June 2020. Alternative dates will be agreed upon.


Tickets already purchased remain valid for the alternative date. The date will be announced as soon as the authorities allow the holding of events again.

Holders of concert tickets should contact the ticket office of the Mozarteum Foundation. During the regular opening hours Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the ticket office can currently only be contacted e-mail:



Will I get my money back in case of an official cancellation?
Tickets already purchased remain valid for the alternative date. We will provide further information in good time.

We will also inform you about news on our Facebook page:

The Province of Salzburg provides up-to-date information on a page specially set up for this purpose:

The province of Salzburg also keeps its citizens up to date on Facebook:


General information on the corona virus in Austria: 


Are there current corona virus cases in Salzburg?
There are currently a few cases of the corona virus in the province of Salzburg.  For current information about the spread in Salzburg, please click here:


Is the journey to Salzburg and the SalzburgerLand questionable?
No. According to the current state of affairs, a trip to the Salzburger Land is not questionable. The province of Salzburg and its health facilities have taken all precautions and are prepared in the best possible way. In general, the Austrian health care system is considered one of the best in the world, and the experts in the institutions are able to deal with challenges such as these.


Is it possible to arrive and depart without any problems?
Yes, all regions in the SalzburgerLand can be reached without restriction by car and train. Air travel to and from Salzburg is also not subject to any restrictions. In the Salzburg holiday regions, regular operations are currently running.


What should I do if an infection is suspected?
If you have a serious suspicion of an infection in yourself or in your immediate surroundings, please contact the health advice centre directly and exclusively by telephone within Austria at 1450.


How do I protect myself from an infection?
A quick overview of how to avoid an infection with the corona virus – but of course also other diseases such as seasonal flu – can be found in a graphic of the province of Salzburg. This can be downloaded free of charge in German and English at or


Precautionary measure:

Personal hygiene
Regular hand washing (up to behind the wrist) with soap and water and, where possible, with subsequent hand disinfection (at least 60% alcohol).
Important: Hand disinfection (the same applies to surfaces) is only effective if surfaces are dry and clean beforehand and the alcohol can dry out (approx. 1 min.).
Avoid touching mouth, nose and eyes Sneezing/coughing in the crook of your arm and single use of disposable handkerchiefs


Contact with third parties
Do not shake hands when greeting.
Close contact (< 2 metres) with people with acute respiratory diseases should be avoided wherever possible, regardless of their origin.
Furthermore, the social distance of one meter should be maintained.


Suspected infection
If a corona virus infection is suspected (after the incubation period, the symptoms are often similar to the flu: nausea, tiredness and fever, followed by a dry cough), the affected person must stay at home and should not go out in public. A doctor or health care institution must be contacted immediately.


Subject „Masks
Wearing simple hygiene masks does not reliably protect healthy people from infection. The viruses are so small that they can enter the upper airways through the mask paper when inhaled.
However, in the case of sick people, hygiene masks can significantly reduce the spread of the viruses.


Further useful and helpful links:

Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection:


Federal Ministry of Social Health: Information in English about the coronavirus


Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs: Country specific travel information


World Health Organization


We hope to be able to welcome you soon again in our concert halls.

Thank you for your understanding, your cooperation and stay healthy!


Mozart museums Mozart’s birthplace and Mozart’s residence will remain closed until 13 April!

Dear visitors,

according to the decree of the Federal Government to protect against the spread of the Coronavirus, the Mozart museums Mozart’s birthplace and Mozart’s residence are unfortunately closed until April 13th!


Holders of combi-tickets should contact our museum service for a refund on presentation:
Phone: +43 (0) 662 84 43 13


We hope to be able to welcome you soon again in our museums!


Stay healthy!

The team of the Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg!


With around 180,000 visitors from all over the world, the special exhibition on the occasion of Leopold Mozart’s 300th birthday celebrated a record attendance


On the occasion of his 300th birthday, the Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg dedicated the most extensive exhibition to date on Leopold Mozart’s life and work to Leopold Mozart (1719 – 1787). The special exhibition Leopold Mozart: Musician – Manager – Man in the Mozart Residence from April 5, 2019 to February 9, 2020 attracted around 180,000 visitors from all over the world . For a long time, Leopold stood in the shadow of his son Wolfgang Amadé; it was not until the 1980s that music research began to deal with him more intensively. He lived and worked in Salzburg for 50 years. But who was Leopold Mozart really? The exhibition in Mozart’s home, where the family lived from 1773 onwards and where Leopold Mozart died on 28 May 1787, explored this question, for Leopold Mozart was without doubt one of the most interesting and versatile personalities of his time. The thematically structured show, which dealt with the court musician, manager and networker, pedagogue, composer and the (family) man Leopold Mozart, was made particularly interactive by means of an audio guide and listening stations – with original music by Leopold and a „Mozbook“ (a profile designed along the lines of Facebook).

Most successful Mozart Week of all times

Rolando Villazón’s second Mozart Week has been the most successful of all times


The Mozart Week 2020 delighted Mozart friends from all over the world at the first festival of the year in Salzburg. More than 30,000 visitors were thrilled by Rolando Villazón’s second programme „Mozart lives!“ with an exciting mix of outstanding concerts and innovative formats. With 59 events over eleven days at 13 venues in Salzburg, the Mozart Week offered more Mozart than ever before in Salzburg around the 264th birthday of Wolfgang Amadé Mozart. In addition to the positive feedback and the joy of the visitors, artists, sponsors and the press about this year’s varied programme, the success can also be expressed in figures: a record attendance of over 30,000 visitors and a renewed 91% occupancy rate – it was also economically the most successful Mozart Week since its inception.