Mozart @ Padua 252

1 - 12 MAR 2023
Music and concerts
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In the wake of the celebrations for the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s visit to Padua, which began in 2021, for the third consecutive year OPV is promoting a new program dedicated to the musical genius of the great Austrian composer. From Wednesday 1 March to Sunday 12 March , Mozart @ Padova 2023 will embrace a rich program of events between music and dissemination with some of the best known soloists and experts in the sector.


Wednesday 1 March at 8.45 pm at the Teatro Verdi,benefit concert entirely dedicated to Mozart’s music performed by the Orchestra of Padua and the Veneto under the direction of Jonathan Santagada , a young Italian musician whose career is on the rise on the international scene. In addition to the Symphonies No. 10 and 51, the program will welcome the Overture taken from La Betulia liberata , a sacred oratorio commissioned from the young Mozart during his visit to Padua, and some opera arias interpreted by the soprano Giulia Bolcato, among the most interesting Italian voices. The event will also see the presence on stage of the musicologist Sandro Cappelletto , Mozart expert and historical voice of Radio 3 RAI. The proceeds will be donated to the Service Lions A supportive meal, a suspended meal .

Saturday 4 March at 8.30 pm at the University Center , the Open Ensemble – composed of the clarinetist Salvatore Baronilli, the violinists Elio Orio and Serena Bicego, the violist Fabrizio Scalabrin and the cellist Carlo Teodoro – will play the Divertimento K 136 and the Clarinet Quintet and arches K 581. Admission to the event will be free with a responsible offer destined for Emergency.

Sunday 5 March at 17.30 in the Auditorium “C. Pollini” there will also be a space dedicated to young listeners and their families with a special edition of the show Mozart in a carriage . Inspired by the composer’s first trip to Italy, the appointment will feature the actor Giulio Canestrelli and the Youth Orchestra of the “C. Pollini” directed by Rocco Cianciotta .

The Lectio Magistralis held by Prof. Sergio Durante , member of the Mozart Akademie Salzburg, entitled Mozart: approaches , will take place at the University of Padua on Wednesday 8 March at 2.30 pm .

Mozart @ Padova will conclude on Sunday 12 March at 18.00 in the Sala dei Giganti with a special concert by the Padua and Veneto Orchestra together with Tommaso Luison in the role of concert violin. In addition to the Symphony No. 29 K 201, the program will include the Violin Concerto n. 5 K 219 with soloist Giovanni Andrea Zanon , former enfant prodige of the art of the violin and today one of the best-known and most acclaimed young musicians by the general public.


Wednesday 1 March, Teatro Verdi: tickets starting from €15.00 available at the Teatro Verdi box office and online at

Sunday 5 March, Mozart in a carriage: children €5.00 and adults €8.00, tickets available in advance on

Sunday 12 March at the Sala dei Giganti: tickets € 20.00 (full price) and € 10.00 (UniPD reduced) available in presale on

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