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Ambition and jealousy - all set to music.

Devout court composer Antonio Salieri plots against his rival, the dissolute but supremely talented Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. How far will Salieri go to achieve the fame that Mozart disregards?

The 1981 Tony Award winner for Best Play.

An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:

Steven Brand as Baron van Swieten
James Callis as Mozart
Michael Emerson as Salieri
Darren Richardson as Venticello 2
Alan Shearman as Count Orsini-Rosenberg
Mark Jude Sullivan as Venticello 1
Simon Templeman as Joseph II
Brian Tichnell as Count Johann Kilian Von Strack
Jocelyn Towne as Constanze

Original sound designed by Darron L. West and performed by Victor Zupanc.

Directed by Rosalind Ayres. Recorded in Los Angeles before a live audience at The James Bridges Theater, UCLA, in September of 2016.

©1979 Peter Shaffer (P)2017 L.A. Theatre Works

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A charming piece. Very intense and well performed. No wonder it became an instant classic.

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  • Manasseh Ngichu
  • 10-03-18

Amazing

Amazing theatre. A great write backed by great orators. Standing ovation for the cast and playwright.

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  • Kukkonen
  • 08-29-17

It was big thing.. In eighties.

Everything was great, but old performances stay unbeaten in memory. Even milos formans movie still haunts and makes specially mozarts performers life miserable.