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Amadeus - National Theatre at Home

July 16-22, 2020

Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre and Arts Orange County

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by Peter Shaffer

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.

"Epic. Wonderful. A stupendous revival." Time Out

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, "Master Harold"… and the boys) plays Salieri⁠—with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.

Audio described notes on the background to the play. 

Audio described notes on the set, costumes and characters. 

"A soaring song of genius and jealousy." - Evening Standard

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