Mozart from Salzburg

Mozart Gala from Salzburg

This DVD is a recorded concert celebrating the 2006 Mozart birth anniversary. The performance was at the Salzburg Festival in Austria, featuring some of the world’s top singers, including Anna Netrebko, Magdalena Kozena, Patricia Petibon and Rene Pape with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Harding.
The gala performance represents the full spectrum of the Mozart’s best-known compositions through a selection of arias and orchestral works.

The music as interpreted by the singers is listed below:


  • Don Giovanni, K527: Overture
  • Madamina, il catalogo è questo (from Don Giovanni)

René Pape

  • Dalla sua pace (from Don Giovanni)

Michael Schade

  • Nel grave tormento from Mitridate, re di Ponto

Patricia Petibon

  • Se all’ Impero (from La Clemenza di Tito)

Michael Schade

  • Parto, parto, ma tu ben mio (from La Clemenza di Tito)

Magdalena Kozena

  • Rivolgete a lui lo sguardo (from Così fan tutte)

Thomas Hampson

  • Idomeneo, K366: Overture
  • Se il padre perdei (from Idomeneo)

Ekaterina Siurina

  • S’io non moro a questi accenti from Idomeneo

Magdalena Kozena & Ekaterina Siurina

  • D’Oreste, d’Aiace

Anna Netrebko

  • Symphony No. 38 in D major, K504 ‘Prague’

The orchestra is the Vienna Philharmonic, conducted by Daniel Harding

Soprano Anna Netrebko lives up to her reputation as a fiery dramatic diva with her passionate rendition of Elettra’s aria D’Oreste, d¡’Aiace from Idomeneo, while Magdalena Kozena, who was acclaimed for her performance as Idamante in the festival’s production of the opera, sings the duet S’io non moro a questi accenti with Ekaterina Siurina as Ilia

Other highlights include renowned baritone Thomas Hampson singing the Rivolgete a lui lo sguardo from Cosi fan tutte and Rene Pape’s spirited rendition of Leporello’s famous catalogue aria from Don Giovanni

As well as providing superb accompaniments, the players of the Vienna Philharmonic make a contribution of their own to the program with the overtures to Don Giovanni and Idomeneo, and concluding the performance with the Prague Symphony, K. 504

While it is a bit frustrating to see each artist only once on this DVD, their respective performances are really excellent

From the Press:

  • “The orchestral playing is impeccably groomed, opening with a fast and fiery account of the Don Giovanni overture followed later by a dynamic Idomeneo overture and finishing with an accomplished Prague Symphony. The vocal contributions are less even………….The Russians sing magnificently too, Anna Netrebko nearly bringing the house down with Elettra’s ‘fury’ aria from Idomeneo and Ekaterina Siurina scoring as Ilia with her fresh tone and simplicity of manner.”

……………………..BBC Music Magazine, February 2009

Here is a video of the Don Giovanni Overture with Daniel Harding conducting:

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Tags: Mozart, Vienna Philharmonic Anna Netrebko, Daniel Harding, Rene Pape, Magdalena Kozena, Thomas Hampson

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