In 2006, the Mozart22 project took place in honor of the 250th anniversary of the composer's birth. It was a major project to recreate the twenty-two operas and oratorios composed by Mozart. This documentary goes behind the scenes of the production of Ascanio in Alba at that time.
The Salzburg Festival of 2006 gathered the best specialists of the Mozart repertoire - singers, conductors and directors - to interpret this unique selection of works.
Mithridates, King of Pontus is the first opera series which Mozart began composing at the age of 14, while traveling in Italy.
The production of Mithridates, King of Pontus at the Salzburg Festival 2006 was one of the most acclaimed of the whole Mozart22 project. The documentary offers beautiful testimonies of the team of this production, including the director Günter Krämer and that of Marc Minkowski, the musical director.
Opéra-bouffe staged by Laurent Pelly, conducted by Marc Minkowski – With Natalie Dessay and Yann Beuron (Lyon, 1998)
Michael Hampe (stage director), Gianluigi Gelmetti (music director) – With Matthias Habich (Selim Bassa), Ruth Ann Swenson (Kostanze) – Schwetzingen Festpiele