After a successful run in London and Vienna, Time Zone Theatre’s acclaimed production of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera Mozart & Salieri will come to Catford.
“Villainy and genius can never be compatible?” asks Salieri, as he bids Mozart farewell.
The opera follows the apocryphal legend that Antonio Salieri poisoned Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart out of jealousy over his talent. Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908) used the short play Mozart and Salieri by Alexander Pushkin as libretto for his opera, which also served Peter Shaffer as inspiration to his famous stage play and film Amadeus.
In a new English translation staged by an award-winning team around musical director Andrew Charity (MD of the OLIVIER-award winning La Bohème production in 2011) this new take on the famous story of Mozart and Salieri captivates its audience, making them witnesses, if not conspirators of Salieri’s plan to poison Mozart.
The opera takes place in the theatre bar of Broadway Theatre Catford and will be accompanied by piano. The immersive production uses the whole space as stage, the story unfolds around the audience.
Stage Director Pamela Schermann who previously directed this opera at the prestigious Skybar Vienna in 2010 said: “I’m interested in exploring new spaces for opera and theatrical projects, hence the decision to set this opera in the bar rather than in a conventional theatre space, and to let the action take place amongst the audience.”
Libretto by Alexander Pushkin
English translation by Andrew Charity
Musical director: Andrew Charity
Stage director: Pamela Schermann
Cast: Nick Dwyer (Salieri), Damien Noyce (Mozart)
Dates and time
13th & 14th July 2016, 8pm at Broadway Theatre Catford, London SE6 4RU
Booking: Box office 020 8690 0002 or online via www.broadwaytheatre.org.uk
Tickets: £12 / £10 Concessions
Twitter: @TimeZoneTheatre, @BroadwayCatford
Press contact: Pamela Schermann, firstname.lastname@example.org, 07528 779822