Written by Peter Shaffer
Directed by Matthew Burlington
Performed by Oundle School
In the court of the Austrian Emperor Joseph, 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.
Performed by pupils from the fifth to upper sixth form, with support from the school orchestra, this promises to be a sumptuous evening, part Psychological Drama, part concert and at its heart a fascinating true story, based on the true “confessions” of Antonio Salieri who claimed at the end of his life to have murdered his competitor Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Age recommendation 11+