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Shaffer Amadeus

Following its sell-out run in 2016/17, Amadeus returns to the Olivier.

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.

“Musicians are thrust centre stage to epic effect in Michael Longhurst’s revival” The Guardian

“Equal partner with the NT actors is Southbank Sinfonia, a hugely talented young ensemble whose performances are always theatrical.” The Independent

“These 21 musicians are the backbone of this production, scattering and re-forming throughout, like some sort of murmuration of musically gifted starlings.” The Times

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Watch the Amadeus trailer, which features the full original cast.
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Salieri reads Mozart's music

A clip from Amadeus in which Salieri realises the true genius of Mozart.
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