MOZART IN ITALY – Festival Overview


Following our acclaimed ‘Mozart in London’ weekend in 2015, we continue MOZART 250 with a three-day mini-festival at Cadogan Hall exploring the music that Mozart composed and heard in Italy during the course of 1770. Featured works by Mozart include symphonies, concert arias and highlights and first drafts from Mitridate, re di Ponto, and the programme also includes excerpts from largely forgotten operas including Guglielmi’s Ruggiero, Piccinni’s Cesare in Egitto, Mysliveček’s La Nitteti and Jommelli’s Armida abbandonata, that were heard by Mozart in Verona, Milan, Bologna and Naples respectively. There will also be a series of talks and illustrated lectures by leading scholars including Cliff Eisen and Sergio Durante.



Friday 6 March

Pre-performance talk:  ‘Mozart’s First Italian Tour’ – 6-7pm

Concert: ‘The Audition’ – 7.30pm


Saturday 7 March

Illustrated talk with the Choir of King’s College, London: ‘Mozart and Italian Sacred Music’ – 3.30-4.30pm

Panel discussion of Mozart’s first Italian tour: ‘A Very Musical Education’ – 5-6pm

Concert: ‘The Road to Rome’7.30pm


Sunday 8 March

Illustrated talk with live performance of Mozart’s string quartet K.80: ‘Mozart’s First String Quartet’ – 2.00-3.00pm

Concert: ‘The Commission’ – 3.30pm


“Page plays Mozart’s childhood music with utter respect and no condescension, and it is always a joy.”

Generously supported by The London Community Foundation and Cockayne – Grants for the Arts.


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