A GALA Evening of Voices
Chamber 2 - Saturday, August 3rd
The six member cast of Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte opera present an interactive prelude of this masterpiece, with a glimpse into the world of opera from these professional signers.
Held at the O’Shaughnessy Center in Whitefish at 7:30
Flute, Fire and Idomeneus
Orchestra 1 - Tuesday, August 6th
Explore the Fire & Flute theme with Carl Reinecke’s gorgeous 1908 Flute Concerto, featuring flutist Cobus du Toit, Haydn’s Fire Symphony and ballet music from Idomeneo, Mozart’s take on ‘antique’ dance music!
Held at the Whitefish Performing Arts Center at 7:30
Cosi fan tutte
Saturday August 10th & Sunday August 11th
Cosi fan tutte or the School for Lovers - Without question Cosi is one of Mozart’s greatest comic operas. Premiering in 1790, its subject and libretto was considered risqué and ribald for most of the 19th century. Set in Naples, the story features the love exploits of sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella, their two soldier suitors Guglielmo and Ferrando, the plotting philosopher Don Alfonso and the worldly maid Despina in a frolicking tale of seduction, deception and forgiveness. In short, it is loads of fun! This is Mozart at his creative peak with music and drama nothing short of completely divine.
Held at the Whitefish Performing Arts Center
Overview of the Week
Friday, August 2nd - It’s a String Thing, Chamber 1 at the O’Shaughnessy Center in Whitefish
Saturday, August 3rd - A GALA Evening of Voices, Chamber 2 at the O’Shaughnessy Center in Whitefish
Tuesday, August 6th - Flute, Fire and Idomeneus, Orchestra 1at the Whitefish Performing Arts Center
Wednesday, August 7th - Tre Virtuosi: Hagen, du Toit and Staupe Chamber 3 at the Whitefish Performing Arts Center
Thursday, August 8th - Turkish, Hebrides, Beethoven 4 Orchestra 2 at the Whitefish Performing Arts Center
Friday, August 9th - Tre Virtuosi: Hagen, du Toit and Staupe Chamber 3 at the St. John Paul II Church in Bigfork
Saturday, August 10th - Cosi fan tutte, Whitefish Performing Arts Center
Sunday, August 11th - Cosi fan tutte, Whitefish Performing Arts Center
About Festival Amadeus
Established in 2008, Festival Amadeus is Montana’s only week-long summer classical music festival. Centered in the scenic resort town of Whitefish – only a short drive from the natural splendor of Glacier National Park – the Festival centers on the music of Mozart and other classical era composers.
Each year an engaging lineup of highly acclaimed musicians perform with the Festival Amadeus Orchestra and in more intimate chamber concerts. With a host of special educational events and receptions, Festival Amadeus has become an important week-long event and annual destination for music lovers old and new.
The Festival Amadeus Orchestra is a classical chamber orchestra comprised of select musicians from the Glacier Symphony with invited musicians from Montana and the northwest region.
Festival Amadeus Orchestra concerts are performed in the Whitefish Performing Arts Center, located at 600 2nd Street East in Whitefish
Festival Amadeus Chamber concerts are performed at the O’Shaughnessy Center, located at 1 Central Ave in Whitefish
Chamber night 3 will be performed at St. John Paul II Church, located at 195 Coverdell Rd in Bigfork