Mozart composed symphonies, masses, chamber music, sonatas, divertimenti, serenades, songs, and dances. However, his greatest triumphs occurred in the dramatic forms of the opera and the concerto that pit the individual voice against the sonority of the orchestra. Opera and the piano concerto were the two genres that especially claimed him. He wrote 22 works for the stage in 23 years and 27 piano concerti. He is the only composer of both instrumental and operatic music whose works have stood the test of time and remain staples of the classical music repertoire. After his death, Mozart was said to have become the prime model for all opera composers. He perfected the concerto form that would last well into the next century. We will take a brief look at his all too short life and at some of the myths that have evolved about him. We will explore selective piano concerti and concerti for other instruments, and we will explore two of his greatest operas.