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Handel/Mozart: Der Messias staged by Robert Wilson
“Stunningly beautiful” (BR Klassik), “A stellar moment for the music” (orf.at), “Timelessly beautiful” (Süddeutsche Zeitung).
Handel/Mozart: Der Messias staged by Robert Wilson © C Major Entertainment
Handel/Mozart: Der Messias staged by Robert Wilson © Lucie Jansch
Handel/Mozart: Der Messias staged by Robert Wilson © Wolfgang Lienbacher
Known as a creator of astonishing images, stage director and visual artist Robert Wilson delivers a magnificent production of Mozart’s adaption of Handel’s Messias. Mozart was commissioned by Gottfried van Swieten to modernise the score fifty years after Handel’s popular composition (1742), mainly by arranging the wind parts and partially re-composing them. With Marc Minkowski a conductor has been engaged who understands perfectly how to combine baroque style with the tonal possibilities of an orchestra of the classical period like the Musiciens du Louvre. The excellent soloist quartet with Elena Tsallagova, Wiebke Lehmkuhl, Richard Croft and José Coca Loza merges perfectly into Wilson’s enormous flood of images. “A complete artwork”, praises Opernglas.
Original title Handel/Mozart: Der Messias
Recording location Haus für Mozart, Mozartwoche Salzburg, January 2020
Duration 135 mins
Production Company A coproduction of ORF, 3sat and UNITEL in cooperation with Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation and Salzburg Festival
Composer G.F. Handel, arranged by W.A. Mozart
Orchestra / Band Les Musiciens du Louvre
Conductor Marc Minkowski
Choir Philharmonia Chor Wien
Chorus Master Walter Zeh
Stage Director Robert Wilson
Soloist Elena Tsallagova, Wiebke Lehmkuhl, Richard Croft, José Coca Loza, Alexis Fousekis
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