"Mozartissimo" - return to Prague’s 18th century tradition.
Already in Mozart’s time, just as Wolfgang Amadeus was charming the Prague public with his operas there existed various arrangements of his arias and vocal parts adapted for chamber ensembles. That much is evident from the Estates Theatre-Prague( Stavovské divadlo) musical archives. Unfortunately, this tradition was later passed over and forgotten, to the detriment of all of us. Music lovers have been missing unusual harmony of human voice accompanied by wind trio for dozens of years. Mozartissimo is not just ordinary classical music performance, but it is using Mozart’s famous sense of humor and brings to stage the excellent selection from operas Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Entführung aus dem Serail and Die Zauberflöte in colorful arrangement for vocals, oboe, clarinet and bassoon. The composer Jaroslav Krèek made sure that wind trio was able to substitute equivalently the sound of the whole orchestra.
Mozartissimo increases the listener’s enjoyment by the contemporary atmosphere performed live on the stage. The protagonists perform in the period costumes. Since the opening in September 1997 Mozartissimo have had more than 500 successful reruns in the full house not only at Mozart’s traditional environment of Prague or Salzburg but it impressive humor of Mozartissimo has received excited and warm reception in France, Germany, Spain, Japan and Brazil as well.