1. Oratorio by
Wolgang Amadeus Mozart
The obligation of the first commandment
Compassion: Irene Spitzl
Justice: Salpi Lemke
Christ Spirit: Marco Ascani
World Spirit: Barbara Mare-Louise Pavelka Here is the blog post!
Christian: Faik Hondozi
Conductors: Andris Rasmanis Here is the interview
Assistant and 2nd conductor Gregor Hanke (April 17th in Heiligenkreuz)
Direction and production: Barbara Marie-Louise Pavelka
The Obligation of the First Commandment KV 35, composed in 1767, is a sacred Singspiel, the first part of which is the first stage work by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The second part is by Michael Haydn, the third by Anton Cajetan Adlgasser. Only the part composed by Mozart has survived, the other two have been lost. The libretto is by Ignatz Anton von Weiser.
The allegorical figures righteousness, mercy and the Christian spirit debate the salvation of the sleeping Christian. The question is how they do it can bring back to be something more eager. Tried especially the Christian spirit die Imploring justice and mercy to help him. Depending on their peculiarities, they revolt their way off. So they decide to send the Christian a nightmare in which he only has one more day to live and has to give an account of his life. Since he little worked and preferred to chase after every pleasure, it is implied that he has not comes off very well. Awakened from this nightmare, he tries the meaning to interpret this dream. But then the allegory of the world spirit comes to him to distract and thus lead away from the Christian spirit. In the dispute between Weltgeist and The Christian Spirit decides to be a doctor to
pretend to cure him that Weltgeist wants the Christian from his horror through amusements of the most varied of types
Kind of heal. Which path the Christian takes remains open here. The first part ends here.