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We are delighted to launch the programme for MOZART 250 in 2018 highlights include:

  • ‘1768 – a retrospective’: a musical overview of the year 1768 with works by Haydn, Jommelli, J. C. Bach, Hasse, Vanhal and Mozart (Wigmore Hall, 23 January 2018). Book tickets.
  • A rare performance of Haydn’s cantata Applausus, showcasing company Associate Artists and other emerging Young Artists (Cadogan Hall, 15 March 2018).  Book tickets.
  • A new concert staging of Mozart’s La finta semplice with a cast including Regula Mühlemann, Chiara Skerath, Angela Simkin, Alessandro Fisher, Thomas Elwin, Lukas Jakobski and Božidar Smiljanić (Birmingham Town Hall, 2 June 2018; Queen Elizabeth Hall, 6 & 8 June 2018).
  • A recording of Mozart’s Bastien und Bastienne to be released in autumn 2018 alongside a London performance of the work

MOZART 250 is a 27-year project retracing the steps of Mozart starting from his childhood visit to London and culminating in the 250th anniversary of his death.  The series explores the music that was being written by Mozart and his contemporaries exactly 250 years ago, following the trajectory of his life, works and influences.

Ian Page, founder, conductor and Artistic Director of Classical Opera and The Mozartists, says:

“I am hugely looking forward to our exploration of the music being composed by Mozart and his contemporaries in 1768. La finta semplice is a particular favourite of mine, revealing several intriguing pre-echoes of his mature operas – Le nozze di Figaro and Così fan tutte in particular – but also containing music that is genuinely entertaining, heartfelt and dramatically astute in its own right. Our programmes also feature composers such as Vanhal and Jommelli who deserve wider exposure and recognition, and a rare performance of Haydn’s Applausus, whose music is full of reflective beauty.”

Read the full press release here.

If you would like to support Classical Opera and The Mozartists and choose to make a gift before Wednesday 31 January 2018, your donation will be doubled via our Christmas Matched Giving Appeal – an important initiative that will enable us to garner support for the next phase.

We would be hugely grateful for any support you feel able to give.

Please follow the link here – Donate now – to make the most of this opportunity to double your donations.  Thank you for your support.



MOZART IN ITALY – Festival Overview

6-8 March 2020
Cadogan Hall, London

TALK: Mozart’s First Italian Tour – 1770

6 March 2020, 6:00pm
Cadogan Hall, London

CONCERT 1: The Audition

6 March 2020, 7:30pm
Cadogan Hall, London

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