Opera buffa in two acts K. 430 resp. 424 (1768), fragment
Libretto: author unknown
The Irrfahrten (Odysseys) triology comprises three independent, self-contained performances that are motivically interwoven into a compelling whole through a great variety of references. Various artistic genres – music, theatre, dance and video – are fused into an original form of music theatre that could very well point to the future.The trilogy was conceived by Joachim Schlömer, a noted dancer, choreographer, and director. He sees his project as the "odyssey of an artist from external control to self-determination." (Schlömer).
This concerns not only Mozart himself, but also the artist in general, and, by extension, everyone who has overcome a crisis in his life to achieve his presonal freedom. At the beginning of the trilogy is the twelve-year-old Mozart’s first opera buffa, "La finta semplice" (The Make-Believe Simpleton), a full-length opera with commedia dell’arte-style charac-ters. "The music," says Schlömer, "tells of wanting something – even if the chraracters still don’t really know what they want."
Malin Hartelius, Rosina
Josef Wagner, Don Cassandro
Matthias Klink, Don Polidoro
Maria Comparato, Giacinta
Silvia Moi, Ninetta
Jeremy Ovenden, Fracasso
Miljenko Turk, Simone
Marianne Hamre, Auctoriatas
Elisabeth Fuchs, conductor
Thomas Reichert, stage director
Anaïs & Olivier Spiro, video director
Recording dates: 01.08.| 05.08.| 09.08.2006