National Theatre Amadeus

National Theatre Amadeus

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

2:00 pm | 3 hours | $12/$10 members | theater, drama

Vienna: the music capital of the world.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy it. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music and, ultimately, with God.

Peter Shaffer’s iconic play had its premiere at the National Theatre in 1979, winning multiple Olivier and Tony awards before being adapted into an Academy Award-winning film. In this new production, directed by Michael Longhurst (Constellations, The World of Extreme Happiness), Lucian Msamati (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) plays Salieri – with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.

“A note-perfect production. Fresh, vital and musically inventive”
~ Daily Telegraph

“A thrillingly fresh and imaginative revival. Adam Gillen delivers a most moving portrayal of Mozart”
~ Independent

“Epic. Wonderful. A stupendous revival”
~ Time Out