Bastien and Bastienne K. 50 / The Impresario K. 486
In German language
Puppet theatre fires the imagination in a very particular way and transfers the beauty of opera into another form. “Bastien and Bastienne” was Mozart’s very first work for the stage, written when he was only twelve. Eighteen years later, with far more experience in the genre under his belt, he took a humorous, even satirical approach to theatrical traditions in “The Impresario”. This marvellous Salzburg Festival production has not been performed since the series “Mozart 22” in the 2006 anniversary year. It has now been revived with a wonderful cast consisting of two celebrated sopranos and some gifted young singers, conducted by one of the best-known harpsichordists of our age.