Wien Holding

Mozart & Women
An exhibition by the artist Oskar Stocker in cooperation with Mozarthaus Vienna

An exhibition of artworks by Oskar Stocker on women and Mozart can be seen from 11 May to 2 October 2022 – women as part of his circle, and female figures in his operas.

Hasn’t everything already been said about Mozart and his women?
No, because the artist Oskar Stocker is not interested primarily in Mozart and his real or imagined lovers but approaches the musical genius through his diverse relationships with women. The leitmotif running through the exhibition is Mozart’s relationship to the women in his life and to his female opera figures. Stocker’s portraits of women give an indirect portrait of the composer himself – imprecise, sketchy and shadowy.

Oskar Stocker offers portraits of six women who influenced his life: his mother, his sister, his wife, his mistress, a student and a patron. They resemble one another as prototypes of the life of women in the eighteenth century. There are also sketches of female opera characters and singers, for whom Mozart wrote specific arias: the Queen of the Night, Susanna and Donna Anna. These fictional characters are quite distinct. The portraits portray painterly emotions concentrated into powerful images.

The exhibition offers several approaches to the theme. First there are Oskar Stocker’s portraits, far from strict realism. Then there is a musical approach through the innovative interpretations by the Mozart conductor Sascha Goetzel. How does Mozart characterize women’s roles through music? And finally there is the access to the real women through short biographies by the cultural historian Andrea Kühbacher.

Stocker is also showing oil paintings on aluminium and paper entitled “Women & Mozart” at ArtèQ Gallery (Johannesgasse 17, 1010 Vienna).

© Mozarthaus Vienna/Alexander Ch. Wulz

The new business lounge at the Mozarthaus Vienna

The Mozarthaus Vienna has new light-flooded areas with a combination of historical and modern elements. In addition to the concert hall of Mozarthaus Vienna, the place of Mozart's life and work in Vienna, the new business lounge on the 4th floor offers a highly attractive atmosphere.  

A suitable setting for exclusive incentives, presentations or seminars and just a few minutes' walk from Stephansplatz. The spacious lounge area has been furnished with velvet sofas and benches and Jean Paul Gaultier fabrics from the „Nouveaux Classiques“ collection of the ROCHE BOBOIS interior. A modern portrait of W.A. Mozart by Austrian artist Oskar Stocker completes the ambience. The result: exquisite rooms with a very special flair.

Restoration-exposed murals from the Mozart period give an impression of the life of the 18th century. Coupled with modern presentation technology, a convenient data transmission system and a bar & catering area, the new Business Lounge at Mozarthaus Vienna offers the desired setting for your event.


© MHV / Eva Kelety