Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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The Marriage of Figaro review – acute, witty and handsome, plus pom-poms
Oliver Platt’s anachronistic take on Mozart’s comedy works well in OHP’s opening production, with superb ensemble performances

Tim Ashley

02, Jun, 2021 @12:18 PM

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La Clemenza di Tito review – delight to be back, but modern-dress production fails to convince
Richard Jones’s eagerly-anticipated new production of Mozart’s opera seria has moments of insight but overall too many incongruities, but there is much to enjoy musically, especially Nicole Chevalier’s Vitellia

Tim Ashley

18, May, 2021 @12:34 PM

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The Snow Ball by Brigid Brophy review – a swirling, sensual feast
This timely reissue of Brophy’s 1964 masterpiece transports us to a New Year’s Eve masquerade ball full of romance and eroticism

Lucy Scholes

04, Dec, 2020 @12:00 PM

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In dialogue with Mozart: composer's violin brought back to life
Christoph Koncz has used gut-stringed baroque instrument to record Mozart’s violin concertos

Kate Connolly in Berlin

09, Oct, 2020 @10:50 AM

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Mozart: where to start with his music
He was a child prodigy who excelled in every genre to which he turned his hand, his music combining melodic beauty and the most daring formal perfection – all coloured by his remarkable gift for emotional ambiguity

Tim Ashley

05, Aug, 2020 @11:10 AM

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Lucian Msamati on Amadeus: 'Colour-blind casting? I want you to see my colour'
The star of the National Theatre’s revival, streaming this month, talks about genius, unlocking characters and how Peter Shaffer’s play became an ‘orgy of artistic love’

Interview by Arifa Akbar

14, Jul, 2020 @1:22 PM

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Västerås Sinfonietta/Crawford-Phillips review – a force of nature
The Swedish orchestra may lack polish but their warm personality shone through in this programme of Mendelssohn, Dvořák, Brahms and Mozart

Rian Evans

18, Feb, 2020 @2:41 PM

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Barry Tuckwell obituary | Barry Millington
Horn player who recorded prolifically and was considered the finest of his generation

Barry Millington

24, Jan, 2020 @6:03 PM

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Peter Schreier obituary
German tenor renowned for his performances of the St John and St Matthew Passions by Bach and operas by Mozart

Barry Millington

02, Jan, 2020 @6:06 PM

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Home listening: reimagining Mozart’s operatic career
Raphaël Pichon weaves a postmodern tapestry, and Iestyn Davies teams up with James Hall

Nicholas Kenyon

01, Sep, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Die Zauberflöte review – a visual feast of eccentricity
This magical, witty, irreverent production updates the action and politics to 1900s Vienna but still strikes some wrong notes

Erica Jeal

19, Jul, 2019 @11:37 AM

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The Marriage of Figaro review – zippy Mozart for the #metoo era with gender swap
This revival of David McVicar’s wonderful 2006 production sees an uneven cast and John Eliot Gardiner’s conducting sometimes too overbearing

Martin Kettle

02, Jul, 2019 @2:10 PM

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