28 November - 2 February 2017
The tale of the most iconic child prodigy from the world of classical music plays at the National Theatre.
You’ve all heard the name, but do you know his story? Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives on the classical music scene determined to make a splash – but who can he trust?
Awestruck by his talent, established court composer, Antonio Salieri, has the power to nurture his gift and further his reputation, or to destroy it. As Salieri becomes more and more consumed by an obsessive sense of jealousy, a war between the two composers erupts. But, not only has Salieri started a war with Mozart, but with music its self and, ultimately, with God.
Peter Shaffer’s iconic play concerning Mozart 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, and there is a live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.
As part of NT Live, Amadeus will also be broadcast live to cinemas on Thursday 2 February 2017.
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