Mozart’s Birthday 2020
The Estates Theatre
For the very first time in the 11-year history of Mozart’s Birthday evenings, this year the traditional concert will not involve an orchestra and a conductor. Neither will you hear opera arias, celebrated symphonies or concertos. But we invite you to visit the Mozarts at home – you will hear and see what it is like when Wolfgang and Constanze cannot find a hat ribbon, what present the 20-year-old Wolfgang gives to his sister Nannerl for her name-day, and you will also hear a few Mozart songs, abounding in musical beauty, tenderness, languor, as well as humour.
The concert will culminate in a performance of the Serenade in B flat major, the “Gran Partita”, which was famously featured in Miloš Forman’s film Amadeus – do you remember Salieri’s first encounter with Mozart’s music?
This year, the main well-wishers on the Maestro’s birthday will be soloists of the National Theatre Opera and eminent players of the National Theatre Orchestra. Zdeněk Klauda, piano Members of the National Theatre Orchestra Soloists and members of the National Teatre Orchestra Alexej Rosík, concertmaster Vratislav Vlna, solo oboe.
We believe that the concert will make you feel at home with the Mozarts.
Das Bandel, terzetto for soprano, tenor and baritone with string quintet accompaniment, KV 441 Der Frühling, KV 597
An Chloe, KV 524
Als Luise die Briefe ..., KV 520
Die Alte, KV 517
Sei du mein Trost, KV 391
Abendempfindung an Laura, KV 523
Mi lagnerò tacendo, notturno for soprano, mezzo-soprano baritone, 2 clarinets and basset horn, KV 437
“Nannerl Septet”, Divertimento in D major for oboe, 2 horns and string quintet, KV 251
“Gran Partita”, Serenade No. 10 in B flat major for winds, KV 361/370a
Where to buy tickets
The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. On 1 October at 9am we started selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika until the end of March 2023.
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!
Menu (PDF, 70 kB)