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The Music of Mozart in the Magical Atmosphere of Paris in Autumn

Two Mozart highlights will be given in the "City of Love" - Paris - this autumn.

25 September 2013 Events

Paris is always worth a journey. But in autumn, when the trees in the picturesque parks turn golden and red, the French capital exudes a very special enchanting flair. A very special musical treat awaits Mozart lovers in October and November: “Così fan tutte” and the “Requiem” in the space of a few days.

This is a unique opportunity to experience two of the most famous works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Especially in Paris, where the great musical genius spent several months of his life – albeit admittedly not his best. Here he had to weather bleak days of abject poverty with his mother, who died in Paris. But it would not have been Mozart, had he not composed great works during that time. The most well-known is certainly the Parisian symphony, composed in 1778.

The “Requiem” in the Eglise de la Madeleine church

This church is one of the most beautiful churches of Paris and provides the perfect backdrop for Mozart’s final and unfinished work: the Requiem. He composed this work as an ailing, moribund man, suffering from permanent pain and haunted by dread. Dates for the concerts are October 18 and November 16, 2013, at 9pm. The Requiem is performed by the Amadeus Choir and the Orchestra Jean Louis Petit. For further information please visit the Vienna Ticketoffice. 

Così fan tutte – Garnier Palace

At about the same time, from October 22 to November 13, 2013, a further musical treat awaits classical music aficionados: The Opera Paris stages “Così fan tutte” with Myrto Papatanasiu as Fiodiligi, Stéphanie d’Oustrac as Dorabella, Dmitry Korchak as Ferrando, David Bizic as Guglielmo, Lorenzo Regazzo as Don Alfonso and Bernarda Bobro as Despina. Michael Schonwandt is responsible for the artistic direction. The orchestra and choir of the Opéra National de Paris guarantee an exceptional musical delight.

With this opera in the style of a Neapolitan genre picture, Mozart and his librettist Lorenzo da Ponte wanted to hold up a mirror to the Viennese society. The opera, which premiered in 1790, has lost nothing of its relevance. The French production is awaited with much suspense. For further information please check the Visit Paris Culture Guide.  

The Paris Oper House Garnier Palais

The Paris Oper House Garnier Palais

Frontal view of the Paris Opera House Source: Wikimedia