Mozart. Opera magician

  • Concert
  • Classical music
Hermitage Theater / Main hall
Address: Russia, Saint-Petersburg, Dvortsovaya emb., 34

Duration: 02:00
Intermission: 1

Mozart. Opera magician
The St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Sergei Stadler will present a series of concerts dedicated to the work of W. A. ​​Mozart, the composer whose name has become the personification of a perfect musical genius. "The Magician of the Opera" is a dedication concert to W. A. ​​Mozart as a great opera composer, the founder of his own musical and theatrical language.

Mozart wrote operas throughout his life, starting at the age of eleven. But his highest achievements in the field of opera belong to the last decade (1782-1791). The composer left behind a huge operatic heritage and is considered one of the main reformers of this genre. It was Mozart who created and ancestor of musical dramaturgy in opera, while his contemporaries believed that music performs rather a “decorative” function for the libretto. For Mozart, music was the basis of the opera: he endowed each hero with his own musical language, his own range of intonations, preserved not only in arias, but also in ensemble numbers. Mozart wrote operas both in the traditionally Italian genres like opera seria (heroic opera) and opera buffa (comic opera), and in the traditional German genre of the singspiel, which is characterized by comic content.

The program included excerpts from Mozart's central operatic works: The Abduction from the Seraglio and The Magic Flute (singspiel), The Marriage of Figaro and All Women Do It So (bufa operas), as well as The Mercy of Titus (opera series).

St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra

Conductor and soloist: People's Artist of Russia Sergey Stadler

Duration 2 hours with intermission

About the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra:

On December 13, 2013, the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra was created under the direction of the People's Artist of Russia Sergei Stadler. The young team immediately won the recognition of the St. Petersburg public, who appreciated the diversity of the repertoire and the skill of the musicians.

The orchestra performs music from baroque to avant-garde, including works rarely performed in Russia. He performs at the best concert venues in Russia, including the Great Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, the State Academic Chapel of St. Petersburg, the State Hermitage, etc.

The cultural life of the Northern capital today cannot be imagined without the annual projects "Music of War and Victory" in the Peter and Paul Fortress and the "Autumn Musical Marathon". As part of the “Autumn Musical Marathon”, the orchestra performed all the symphonies of Tchaikovsky (2014), Brahms (2015), 12 symphonies of Mozart (2016) in one evening as the completion of the cycle of concerts “All the symphonies of Mozart”, all the symphonies of Beethoven (2017). “Autumn Musical Marathon-2017. Beethoven" was included in the "Book of Records of Russia" as "The longest philharmonic concert with a program of works by one author performed by one symphony orchestra under the direction of one conductor."

The St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra regularly holds large-scale educational events. The team cooperates with St. Petersburg State University and other leading universities of St. Petersburg, colleges, music schools.

Among the large-scale musical events are the grandiose projects "Tchaikovsky-Gala" and "Prokofiev-Gala" at the Alexandrinsky Theater, "Three Stradivari Violins", a concert dedicated to the anniversary of Rimsky-Korsakov, "The All Violin Tchaikovsky", "All Mozart's Violin Concertos", the cycle " All symphonies by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart”, participation in the festivals “Petersburg Holidays on Dvortsovaya”, “Brilliant Strauss” in Pavlovsk, etc.

The Symphony Orchestra of St. Petersburg performs at the leading concert venues of the city, participates in major international, all-Russian and citywide events, festivals and forums, such as: St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum; St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, St. Petersburg International Book Salon; celebration of the "Day of Slavic Literature and Culture", etc. For four years, the team has played more than 350 concerts in Russia and abroad.

The St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra demonstrated all the greatness of Russian musical culture

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High professionalism and authentic traditions of the St. Petersburg orchestral school


Young musicians who are sincerely passionate about their work, able to turn an ordinary concert into an amazing performance


About People's Artist of Russia Sergey Stadler:

Violinist and conductor, People's Artist of Russia Sergei Stadler was born on May 20, 1962 in Leningrad. Mother - pianist, concertmaster of the St. Petersburg Conservatory, father - violist of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra.

Sergey Stadler graduated from the Special Music School at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, an external student from the St. Petersburg Conservatory and postgraduate studies at the Moscow Conservatory.

Sergey Stadler's teachers were such outstanding musicians as Leonid Kogan, Viktor Tretyakov, David Oistrakh, Boris Sergeev, Mikhail Vayman, Boris Gutnikov.

Laureate of international competitions:

1976 - Concertino-Prague (I prize)

1979 - Competition them. Marguerite Long and Jacques Thibaud, Paris, II Grand Prix and Special Prize for the best performance of French music

1980 - Competition them. Sibelius Museum (Helsinki), 2nd Prize and Special Public Prize

1982 - Competition them. Tchaikovsky (Moscow), 1st Prize and Gold Medal

Toured in more than 70 countries, recorded more than 40 discs

Performs with orchestras: ZKR St. Petersburg Philharmonic, State Orchestra. Svetlanov, Russian National Orchestra, Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra. P. I. Tchaikovsky, Mariinsky and Bolshoi Theater Orchestras, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, London and Czech Philharmonic Orchestras, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, De Paris Orchestra, National de France, Gewandhaus (Leipzig), Staadskapelle (Dresden), Tokyo Philharmonic, orchestras Melbourne, Torronto, Helsinki, Romanesque Switzerland.

At the moment he is the artistic director of the St. Petersburg Concert and the chief conductor of the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra.


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