Mozart and Gluck
Running time:
2 parts by 60 minutes
6+

The programme is subject to change

6 February 2019 Wednesday 19.00 Grand Hall
19.00 Grand Hall

Mozart and Gluck

Magdalena Kožená, mezzo-soprano (Czech Republic)
Age of Enlighement orchestra (UK)
Conductor – Giovanni Antonioni (Italy)

Magdalena Kožená was born in Brno. She studied voice and piano at the local conservatory and later at Bratislava’s Academy of Performing Arts. Her international career started after she had become a prizewinner of the Sixth International Mozart Competition in Salzburg in 1995.

The singer’s recording debut of Bach arias (released by Deutsche Grammophon in 1999) turned out to be the breakthrough. Obviously, Magdalena Kožená has already been much more than an audacious debutante, but rather the expert professional with perfect command of her voice. That’s why Magdalena is equally successful in singing a widest range of vocal music, from Händel and Gluck arias to vocal cycles of Shostakovich and Britten.

The Czech diva has taste and style, and she has deep understanding of the music she performs, while her performance is always remarkably emotional yet restrained.