Mozart & Salieri
“Villainy and genius can never be compatible?”
The opera follows the apocryphal legend that Salieri poisoned his rival Mozart out of jealousy over his talent. Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908) used the short story Mozart and Salieri by Alexander Pushkin as libretto, which also inspired Peter Shaffer’s famous film Amadeus.
Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera is a character study, it is a close-up of Salieri’s tormented mind, torn between admiration for his fellow composer and his jealousy.
In a new English translation and staged by an award-winning team, this innovative production will captivate its audience, making us witnesses, if not conspirators, of Salieri’s plan to poison Mozart.
After the performance of Mozart & Salieri, you are invited to A Night in Vienna with famous arias and duets from Mozart’s best-known operas Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute and others.
“A magnificent piece of entertainment that keeps the audience enthralled all the way to its very last note“ LONDON THEATRE ONE
Presented by Time Zone Theatre
Directed by Pamela Schermann
Musical Director Andrew Charity
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England