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Erwin Schrott as Don Giovanni

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September 23, 2011 – Mozart's dark comedy features music of limitless genius, and a drama that lives up to the score. WDAV


'La Clemenza di Tito' at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, July 2011.

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August 26, 2011 – The story of a man so in love that he's willing to burn down Rome. WDAV


A 1779 portrait of the Mozarts: Nannerl, Wolfgang and their watchful father Leopold.

Watch Picturing Nannerl: A New Film About Mozart's Silenced Sister

August 22, 2011 – A new film joins the pile of ruminations on another very talented Mozart: Wolfgang's sister.

Conductor Ivan Fischer rehearses his own production of Mozart's 'Don Giovanni,' first staged in Budapest and then at New York's Mostly Mozart Festival.

Read A Conductor-Director Reframes Mozart's Villain

August 10, 2011 – One of the world's leading conductors takes on the role of stage director.

Fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout at the Savannah Music Festival 2011.

Listen Mozart's Character: Kristian Bezuidenhout

July 13, 2011 – The artist explores rarely heard elements of Mozart's genius on what he calls "the old piano."


Thomas Dolie as Papageno and actor William Nadylam in Peter Brook's 'A Magic Flute.'

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July 11, 2011 – What makes Mozart's last opera so ripe for reinvention?

Abdou Ouologuem, Dima Bawab, Thomas Doliz and William Nadylam in a scene from director Peter Brook's A Magic Flute.

Read 'The Magic Flute,' Distilled To An Essence

July 9, 2011 – A new production reduces the lavish Mozart opera to seven singers, a piano and a bare stage.


Dmitri Shostakovich topped our informal "who's the most badass composer" poll.

Watch Which Composer Is The Biggest Badass?

June 27, 2011 – An idle query on Twitter ignites a fun debate.

'La Finta Giardiniera' at La Monnaie in Brussels, March 2011.

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June 24, 2011 – Finding the method inside of the madness created by an 18-year-old Mozart. WDAV


Source of housing bust traced to Mozart.

Read Housing Bust Traced To Mozart

June 3, 2011 – Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, on Deceptive Cadence.

From 'Cosí fan tutte' to "Where the Boys Are" — who knew?

Watch From Mozart to ... Neil Sedaka?

May 10, 2011 – Getting from Mozart and Salieri to Neil Sedaka in less than six degrees of separation.

The scheming Count Almaviva (Erwin Schrott, left) and Basilio the music master (Benjamin Bruns) prop up a swooning Susanna (Slyvia Schwartz), the object of the Count's nefarious affections.

Read First-Time Perfection: Mozart's 'Marriage of Figaro' WDAV

March 18, 2011 – Mozart's premier creative partnership with Lorenzo Da Ponte produced a masterpiece for the ages. WDAV


Listen Tantalizing Treachery: Mozart's 'Don Giovanni' WDAV

January 28, 2011 – Mozart's enigmatic story of a serial womanizer has both comic and dramatic elements. WDAV



Read New Revenue Stream For Cash-Strapped Opera Companies

January 28, 2011 – Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon on Deceptive Cadence.

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