Originally Produced by Strollers Theatre in 1997
In the court of the Austrian Emperor Josef, Antonio Salieri is the established composer. Enter the greatest musical genius of all time: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Salieri has given himself to God so that he might realize his sole ambition to be a great composer. Mozart is a foul-mouthed, graceless oaf who has that which is beyond Salieri’s envious grasp: Genius.
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Read (and listen) all about it!
The Isthmus review by Gwendolyn Rice highlights the best of the production.
“So, is any of this fantastic tale from musical history true? Scholars say probably not. Does it make a good story? Yes, and one that is beautifully rendered here.”
WORT interviews Director Kathleen Tissot and actors Matthew Korda and Sean Langenecker on the Morning Buzz.
Madison Magazine’s Aaron R. Conklin interviews Sean Langenecker.
“Mozart’s a fantastic talent, but he just wants to be loved,” he says. “The key is to take away all that legend, the gigantic idea of what Mozart would become, and make him a person who can hurt and can love.”
The MadStage Podcast interviews Director Kathleen Tissot and Actor Matthew Korda.
Antonio Salieri – Matthew Korda
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Sean Langenecker
Constanze Weber – Nyajai Ellison
Emperor Joseph II – Joshua Paffel
Count Johann Killian von Strack – Carl Cawthorne
Count Franz Orsini-Rosenberg – Desmond Hawkins
Baron Gottfried van Swieten – Erik Weinke
Venticelli 1 – Cody Laper
Venticelli 2 – Karin Drury
Katherina Cavalieri – Miranda Galvan
Teresa Salieri/Cook/servant – Cathy Rasmussen
Major domo/Giuseppe Bonno/servant – Kyle Baldauf
Valet/Priest – Jack Nee