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|Translation:||Zora Bútorová, Martin Bútora|
|Set designer:||Jozef Ciller|
|Costume designer:||Milan Čorba|
|Music selection – musical cooperation:||Jaroslav Kyzlink|
|Antonio Salieri:||Martin Huba|
|Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:||Ondrej Kovaľ a. h.|
|Konstance Weber:||Milena Minichová a. h., Alena Ďuránová a. h.|
|Joseph II.:||Vladimír Kobielsky a. h.|
|Gróf Johann Kilian von Strack:||Dušan Jamrich|
|Franz Orsini - Rosenberg:||Branislav Bystriansky|
|Gottfried van Swieten:||František Kovár|
|Peter Trník, Jozef Vajda|
|Ján Gallovič, Michal Rosík, a. h.|
|Tereza Salieri:||Mária Breinerová a. h., Dagmar Rúfusová a. h.|
|Katarína Cavalieri:||Lenka Máčiková, Barbora Švidraňová, a. h., Jana Bernáthová a. h.|
|Alexander Cattarino a. h.|
|poslúchači DF a HF VŠMU|
A play by the contemporary British playwright Peter Shaffer has since its premiere in London in 1979 become a classic repertoire piece, staged around the world. And no wonder – the author tells the story of the brilliant composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his less talented contemporary and competitor Antonio Salieri. The play depicts the eternal conflict between a prodigious and an average artist, a conventional and nonconformist composer, a rebel and a member of the establishment.
Shortly after its premieres in London and New York Amadeus received several prestigious awards (The British Critics Award and a Tony Award in the US), and the Broadway production ran over for more than thousand performances. Miloš Forman based his most successful film on the play and received an Oscar for it in 1984, Peter Shaffer received both major American awards for his screenplay: the Golden Globe and the Oscar.
Sometimes even an enormously successful play, one staged to great acclaim all over the world, falls into oblivion after several seasons. Shaffer´s Amadeus has a different fate. Its topic is universal and eternal, like Mozart´s operas. Time is an uncompromising judge: only that, what is unique, will survive.
The eternal conflict between brilliance and mediocrity will come alive where it first began: on a theatre stage. The historic building of the SND forms a highly suitable backdrop.
Performance length: 3 hrs 20 mins one intermission
Opening: 4 and 5 April 2009 SND Historic Building
This performance in no longer in our repertoire. The last performance was 16 Juni 2012 SND Historic Building
|TV spot Amadeus Download (MPG, 3,2 MB)|