Reviewed by wtip on Dec 10, 2013
Opened Dec 15, 1999
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Sir Peter Hall directs this new production of Peter Shaffer's play starring David Suchet as Antonio Salieri and Michael Sheen as Mozart. Set amidst the opulence and splendor of 18th century Vienna, Amadeus focuses on Antonio Salieri, who is exalted as the most famous composer in a city of musicians?that is, until the young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart arrives. Now brutally confronted with the limitations of his own talent and believing God to have abandoned him, Salieri embarks on a desperate course of action.