National Theatre at Home: Amadeus
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.
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.
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At a time when you aren’t able to visit National Theatre Live venues or local theatres, we’re excited to bring you National Theatre at Home.
Amadeus streamed as part of National Theatre at Home, on the National Theatre’s YouTube channel, from Thursday 16 to Thursday 23 July.
Thank you to all the amazing artists who have allowed us to share Amadeus in this way, during a time when many theatre fans aren’t able to visit their local theatre.
Audio-described provision for Amadeus
There was an audio-described version of the Amadeus stream available on YouTube. The running time for the audio-described version was 3 hours 1 minute.
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