January 22, 2024

Gustavo Dudamel announces free video release of Mozart’s 'Coronation Mass' with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, performed at Spain’s Burgos Cathedral

Gustavo will officially release Mozart’s Coronation Mass for free on his YouTube channel, beginning on January 22 through January 27, 2024, releasing one movement each day, culminating with the final movement on Mozart’s birthday. The video capture comes from Dudamel’s performance with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, at the Burgos Cathedral in Spain on June 12, 2021. This will be the first time these videos have been made available on demand for free to the public.

Said Gustavo of the project: “My beloved Maestro Abreu told me he always dreamed of bringing Mozart’s Coronation Mass to the Cathedral of Burgos. He was a man of deep faith, and transforming this dream into a reality was an unforgettable moment for me. For over 800 years, this extraordinary space has invited us to ponder the mysteries of faith, and when paired with Mozart's timeless music, it creates something so much greater than the sum of its parts. I am honored to share this performance with the world as a gift, and an expression of hope for the new year ahead.”

The performance was the subject of Telefonica’s 2021 documentary La Catedral y el director: Dudamel en Burgos, which commemorated the 800th anniversary of the cathedral’s construction. Pope Francis granted the diocese of Burgos permission to celebrate a special Jubilee Year on the occasion of the 8th centenary of the cathedral. The performance features soprano Katharina Konradi, mezzo-soprano Marina Viotto, tenor Mauro Peter, bass Tareq Nazmi, and the Orfeón Donostiarra concert choir.

For more information, visit: www.gustavodudamel.com/mozart