Mozart’s Birthday 2023
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The Estates TheatreApproximate running time
1 hour 35 minutes, 1 intermission (20 minutes) minutes
Overture to the opera „Don Giovanni“
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 24 in c minor
Symphony No. 38 in D major „Prague“
The concert marking the 267th anniversary of Mozart’s birth features three works from his mature creative phase, in which Prague played a significant role. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 24 in C minor dates from the same period as Le nozze di Figaro, an opera that garnered its first true triumph at the end of 1786 in Prague. At the time, Mozart was writing his 38th symphony, which he brought along during his first visit to the city, in January 1787, and whose world premiere he gave there on 19 January. In response to the enormous popularity Mozart and his music enjoyed among Praguers, the impresario Pasquale Bondini commissioned from him a new opera, which would become Don Giovanni. On 29 October 1787, the Estates Theatre hosted its world premiere, with Mozart himself conducting. In all likelihood, the composer completed the Overture to the “opera of operas” in Prague.
The young Austrian conductor Christoph Koncz, who is directing the concert, seems to have followed in Mozart’s footsteps. An outstanding violinist, whose talent was detected at the tender age of four, in recent years he has also gained recognition as a conductor, working with noted orchestras worldwide. The globally renowned American pianist Robert Levin has appeared at concerts at numerous prominent venues, performing with distinguished conductors and orchestras, and made critically acclaimed recordings for prestigious labels. One of his prime specialisations is music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Mozart‘s works performed by the National Theatre Orchestra conducted by Christoph Koncz, the magic of the pianist Robert Levin and the Estates Theatre’s unique ambience guarantee an extraordinary artistic experience.
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Where to buy tickets
The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. On 1 October at 9am we selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika until the end of March 2024.
What to wear?
By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.
Buffets at the Estates Theater
No waiting. For your benefit, please pre-order your food and beverages at the bar to minimize waiting in the queue!
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