13 Oct 2018
‘Making Mozart’ takes place in Mozart’s studio where he receives a visitor in the form of Lorenzo da Ponte – ex-priest, poet and librettist. the two recreate the conversations that led to the operas written by the greatest librettist. As da Ponte beguiles Mozart with his ideas, his imagination comes alive and suddenly the characters appear before his eyes.
Three internationally-acclaimed opera singers (soprano Gisele Blanchard, mezzo Catriona Barr and baritone Mario Bellanova) take you on a whirlwind tour of three of the greatest operas ever written; ‘The Marriage of Figaro’, ‘Don Giovanni’ and ‘Cosi Fan Tutte’. Joined by pianist Jamie Cock as Mozart and opera critic and broadcaster Ewart Shaw as da Ponte, the story is told in a sparkling and witty fashion, packed with Mozart’s best loved arias and duets.