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MOZART AND SALIERI – A TRIPLE BILL @ AUSTRALIAN PERFORMING ARTS GRAMMAR SCHOOL GLEBE

Mozart and Saleri (1)

THREE PERFORMANCES ONLY
You know the story of the infamous (albeit highly fictionalised) rivalry between Mozart and Salieri. No doubt you have seen the late Peter Shaffer’s film adaptation of his own play, “Amadeus”, greatly inspired by Alexander Pushkin’s “little tragedy”, the dramatic poem “Mozart and Salieri”.

Let us take you a little closer to the source material.

We are excited to present a triple-bill including Rimsky-Korsakov’s almost verbatim operatic adaptation of Pushkin’s tale, alongside two of Mozart and Salieri’s own farcical works; Der Schauspieldirektor (Mozart) and Prima la Musica, Poi le Parole (Salieri). These pieces were interestingly composed for the same competition and debuted at the same time, in the same room!

As a special treat, it is also our utmost privilege to present, likely for the first time EVER here in Sydney, “Per la ricuperata salute di Ofelia”; a piece of music composed by Mozart AND Salieri, with libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte of Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Cosi fan Tutte fame (to name just a few). Discovered only this year in the depths of the Czech National Museum, this piece was thought to be lost to the ages. We are delighted to be able to give it’s modern-day, Sydney debut.

Thursday, 4 August 2016 (PIANO PREVIEW) – 7:00PM
Tickets $20

ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCES:
Saturday, 6 August 2016 – 3:00PM
Sunday, 7 August 2016 – 3:00PM
Tickets $35 – includes complimentary afternoon tea

EVENT ORGANISERS:
Christopher Curcuruto – Bass-Baritone (PRODUCER)
Laura King Soprano (PRODUCTION MANAGER) + Photo Credit

MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Jonathan Wilson

DIRECTORS:
Henry Shaw
Alex Robson
Rebecca Anne Coe

CAST:
Eugene Raggio
Joshua Oxley
Laura King
Zoe Drummond- Soprano
Imogen Faith Malfitano
Elizabeth Smalley
Jared David Lillehagen
Josh Rogers

ORCHESTRA:
Geist String Quartet
Sonia Wilson – Violin
Meg Cohen – Violin
Hayasa Tanaka – Viola
James Larsen – Vello
Jonathan Wilson – Piano and Spinet

This event is presented as a profit-share joint venture; by artists, for artists.

Special thanks to the Academy of Music and Performing Arts – AMPA and Felt Tip Theatre Company for their support.

DATES
4 August 2016 at 7:00PM, 6 and 7 August 2016 at 3:00pm

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