MOZART & SALIERI – A fued of jealousy or insanity?

A bold experiment in opera and theatre, in which Rimsky-Korsakov’s one-act chamber opera Mozart & Salieri will be presented side-by-side with the short Pushkin play that inspired it. The inspiration for the Tony Award-winning play and Oscar-winning film Amadeus, this concise, one-hour chamber drama appeals to the curious and morbid detective in all of us, reopening this historical cold case for a fresh look.
Using his own award-winning translation, director David Meadows hopes to shed some light on how and why Antonio Salieri might have murdered his friend and colleague Wolfgang Mozart – was it a necessary sacrifice for working musicians, insane jealousy, or just plain insanity?
Under the musical direction of internationally regarded Russian music specialist Alan Cook, who has a particular passion for the operas of Rimsky-Korsakov, and featuring Opera Australia soloists Martin Buckingham (tenor) as Mozart and Adrian Tamburini (bass-baritone) as Salieri, as well as actors Karlis Zaid and Edgar Wegner alternating nightly in the title roles of Pushkin’s play, this promises to be one of the most unique musical and theatrical events of the year.
David’s previous productions as director include A Streetcar Named Desire, The Comedy of Errors (in Mexico), The Elephant Man, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, and the musical Oliver!; Alan Cook studied conducting at VCA, at the Conservatorio de Santa Cecilia in Rome, and has worked in Austria, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Ukraine. He recently conducted another Rimsky-Korsakov work, Kashchey the Immortal, at the Melbourne Recital Centre.
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Peter J Snee

Peter is a British born creative, working in the live entertainment industry. He holds an honours degree in Performing Arts and has over 12 years combined work experience in producing, directing and managing artistic programs & events. Peter has traversed the UK, Europe and Australia pursuing his interest in theatre. He is inspired by great stories and passionately driven by pursuing opportunities to tell them.

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