The Festival has focused on Neapolitan Baroque and the early classical era since 2007. Under the title Salzburg goes Napoli, the famous conductor Ricardo Muti refers to the long and tradition-steeped connection between the Austrian and Neapolitan cultures. An opera at the beginning, an important oratorio at the end, top-level concerts in between is a concept on which Salzburg's Whitsun Festival is based.
The key focal point of this event is the premiere of Betulia Liberata, an oratorio written by Mozart, who was just fourteen at that time. This amazing creation narrates the Old Testament story of Judith in two acts. It has been conducted by Riccardo Muti, aided by his young Orchestra Giovanili Luigi Cherubini. The parts of two main characters have been performed by the outstanding young singers, members of the Salzburg Young Singers Project. The latter is supported by Lange’s Richemont sister brand Montblanc.
The Salzburg Whitsun Festival was held in the historical Mozart House, constructed right into the side of the Monchsberg. This magnificent building heartily welcomed the elegantly dressed music lovers. Many of them adorned their wrists with A. Lange & Sohne watches.
The Festival was preceded by the brand’s pre-show reception distinguished by the high-level of excellence.
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