Amadeus (Free Screening starting 7/16 at 2PM)
By Peter Shaffer
July 16, 2020, 2:00PM
Available On Demand through July 23 at 2pm ET
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 production, directed by Michael Longhurst (Constellations, The World of Extreme Happiness), Lucian Msamati (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, ‘Master Harold’… and the boys) plays Salieri – with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.
Running Time: Approx 3 hours.
Image Credit Top: Courtesy of National Theatre at Home.