In celebration and honor of the place where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart passed away and wrote his most profound masterpieces (Requiem, The Magic Flute, and the Clarinet Concerto), this immersive experience brings together well-renowned artists Refik Anadol, Moritz Waldemeyer, Arash Riahi, and Walter Werzowa. We are excited to be part of this innovative and technological achievement.
Musical director, Walter Werzowa, composed and arranged the soundscape that underlies the overall MYTHOS MOZART experience. Together in an exclusive partnership with the stars of tomorrow, students from the MDW - the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, he recorded the music. These recordings made at the Hofburgkapelle, The Synchron Stage Vienna and the Schönbrunn Palace Theatre will be available as a soundtrack for purchase on-site.
MYTHOS MOZART begins within MOZART’S REQUIEM, a mysterious room with 1,500 candles designed by the British-German lighting designer Moritz Waldemeyer. From the requiem, visitors stroll through the busy streets of MOZART’S VIENNA, float over roofs in a hot air balloon and find themselves in front of the house where Mozart breathed his last breath - all in an animated 360° panorama of historical views of the city.
In MOZART’S WORLD MUSIC, visitors can interact with instruments from all over the world with A Little Night Music. In MOZART’S GENIUS, they immerse themselves within Mozart's creative world of light and music under thousands of brain synapses. And for the finale, MOZART FOREVER, Turkish-American new media artist, Refik Anadol, uses artificial intelligence and millions of Mozart data points to create a fantastic visual world
Mozart spent the last year of his life at the "Kleines Kayserhaus" at Rauhensteingasse 6 until his death on December 5, 1791. It is here he composed his masterpieces such as The Magic Flute, Clarinet Concerto, and the Requiem. Pietro di Galvagni - a successful Italian merchant, patron, art collector, and Viennese resident by choice from 1819 - had the house replaced by a new building in 1848 and erected a bronze bust in Mozart’s memory, which can be seen today in the entrance area of MYTHOS MOZART. In 1896, Otto Wagner built an elegant "Metropolitan Clothing Palace" on Kärntner Straße for the Neumann family. Badly damaged in the war, it was later rebuilt by the architect Carl Appel as the Neumann department store. After an eventful history, it is now known as the STEFFL department store.