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A man wearing a Mozart costume and a big white wig sitting at a grand piano

Meeting Mozart

13 - 22 December 2023

In the Playhouse

Kids & Families

Christmas Holiday Performance | Ages 3+ | Watch with delight as world-renowned pianist, Simon Tedeschi, assumes the persona of the musical wunderkind himself, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, in this interactive introduction to the world of classical music.

Highly recommended. Take your kids or borrow someone else’s.

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Discover the magic of Mozart

Join the mischievous Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, his wife and muse Constanze, and a string quintet on a journey to discover some of Mozart’s best-known and beloved music—from variations on ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’ to his large-scale orchestral pieces.

With a string quintet of live musicians on stage, explore the instruments, scores and themes within the music, while peeping behind the curtain at the life of the musician behind them. Meeting Mozart aims to instil a love of classical music in your little ones in an environment that is full of laughter, participation and elaborate costumes!

Sydney Opera House Presents a CDP Kids Production

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Simon Tedeschi

Simon Tedeschi is one of Australia’s most renowned classical pianists. Recipient of the Young Performer of the Year Award, the Creativity Foundation’s Legacy Award (USA), the New York Young Jewish Pianist Award and a Centenary of Federation Medal, he has performed for audiences, royalty and world leaders worldwide, from the Sydney Opera House to Carnegie Hall via Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.

Acclaimed by respected critics and peers as “true greatness” (Sydney Morning Herald), Simon Tedeschi performed his first Mozart piano concerto in the Sydney Opera House at the age of nine, later studying in the USA and performing with the Colorado, Fort Worth and Illinois Symphony Orchestras. Since returning in 2009, he regularly performs as soloist with all the major Australian symphony orchestras, and tours nationally for festivals, venues and presenters including Musica Viva Australia both solo and in chamber recitals.

Emily Taylor

A performer with over 15 years’ experience, Emily is especially known for her comedy and character work.

She has worked as an actor for Sport for Jove, Arena Theatre Company, MTC, Melbourne Playback Theatre Company and CDP Theatre Producers and in 2018 played Julia Gillard, Dame Nellie Melba, Mary McKillop and Margaret Court in True Blue Revue for Return Fire Productions.

Emily has received much critical acclaim for her solo shows, winning multiple awards for Cannonball (Melbourne Fringe Tour Ready Award and Best Solo Show NZ Fringe), and a Green Room Award for her debut cabaret Hello You.

She has worked extensively in comedy, sketch and improvisation with Spontaneous Broadway, Random Musical, and Impro Melbourne, and has appeared in a number of TV programs including Get Krack!n, The Dr Blake Mysteries, Home and Away and It’s A Date. Her solo shows Pet and Backwards both played to sold out crowds at Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

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