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Salzburg Festival to stage Mozart marathon in 2006
Last Updated Thu, 20 Jan 2005 16:23:28 EST
SALZBURG, AUSTRIA – Austria’s venerable Salzburg Festival will stage all 22 of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s operas and musical theatre works next year, the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth.
Simply staging the composer’s seven most-performed operas – including Le Nozze de Figaro and Idomeneo — “would have been too little for Salzburg,” festival director Peter Ruzicka told reporters Thursday.
“The idea is to be able to examine the development of this unique genius and to contrast it with the music of the 21st century,” he said of the Mozart marathon, which will mount the 22 works in about six weeks.
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