MOZART & SALIERI - an opera by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Musical director: Andrew Charity, Stage director: Pamela Schermann

“Villainy and genius can never be compatible?“

The opera follows the apocryphal legend that Antonio Salieri poisoned his rival and fellow composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart out of jealousy over his talent. Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908) used the short story Mozart and Salieri by Alexander Pushkin as libretto, which also inspired Peter Shaffer’s famous stage play and film Amadeus.

Rimsky-Korsakov’s rarely performed two-hander is a character study, it is a close-up of Salieri’s tormented mind. He is portrayed as a generous man who is torn between admiration for his fellow composer and his own jealousy.

In a new English translation and staged by an award-winning team around stage director Pamela Schermann and musical director Andrew Charity, this original and innovative production will captivate its audience, making us witnesses, if not conspirators, of Salieri’s plan to poison Mozart.

Cast 

Mozart - Roger Paterson (25th, 31st March), Aidan Coburn (May/June) Salieri - Nick Dwyer (25th, 31st March, 22nd, 26th, 27th May), René Bloice-Sanders (19th, 20th May, 2nd, 5th, 23rd, 24th, 27th June)

Viola: Nina Kopparhed 


TOUR SCHEDULE 2017

25th March 2017 - Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham - tickets now on sale
31st March 2017 - The Spread Eagle, Croydon - tickets now on sale
19th May 2017 - Albany Theatre, Coventry - tickets now on sale 
20th May 2017 - Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames - tickets now on sale
22nd May 2017 Russian House of Culture and Science, London - tickets now on sale
26th May 2017 - Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells - tickets now on sale
27th May 2017 - Kentwell Hall, Suffolk - tickets now on sale 
2nd June 2017 - The Place, Bedford - tickets now on sale
5th June 2017 - Huset-KBH, Copenhagen/Denmark
23rd June 2017 - Shelley Theatre, Dorset - tickets now on sale
24th June 2017 - Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford - tickets now on sale
27th June 2017 - Waterloo East Theatre, London - tickets now on sale 
1st, 3rd & 4th August 2017 - 'OPERA IN THE CITY FESTIVAL, Bridewell Theatre, London (double-bill with Pietro Mascagni's Zanetto) - tickets now on sale

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England

Supported by
Austrian Cultural Forum London
Austrian Embassy, Denmark
Rossotrudnichestvo UK
OCA Magazine

"One of Grimeborn's most striking rediscoveries...very well worth seeing!" - The Spectator, August 2016

"Mozart and Salieri is a gem. Peter Shaffer's play is well known as is the overacted film, but few know that these pieces derive from this short opera by Rimsky-Korsakov with a libretto by Pushkin. With such talented progenitors, it is no wonder that the original has a humanity and gentleness that the more theatrical variants don't have" - Hackney Citizen, August 2016

"A magnificent piece of entertainment which keeps the audience enthralled all the way to its very last note" - London Theatre One, April 2016

"Crime-thriller tension" - A Younger Theatre, April 2016

"Exquisite drama...Confessional, climatic, this is intimate, close encountered opera." - Reviewshub, March 2017


A NIGHT IN VIENNA

Welcome to the Vienna Grand! 

Set in the reception area of the infamous Vienna Grand Hotel, three people become entangled in a web of love, affairs and intrigues. A fast-paced journey through the night with songs from Mozart’s most loved operas Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute, Cosi fan tutte and The Marriage of Figaro.

Presented in a fresh interpretation with new English lyrics - Mozart as you’ve never heard it before!

And remember: What happens in the Vienna Grand...

★★★★ "A night of decadent delight" - Reviewshub, March 2017

★★★★"The English libretto by Pamela Schermann is at times hilarious     ...brilliantly acted....a thoroughly enjoyable evening" London Theatre One, May 2017

Stage director and libretto: Pamela Schermann, Musical director: Andrew Charity, Cast: Nina Kopparhed (Soprano), Nick Dwyer (Baritone - 25th March, 24th, 26th, 27th, 29th May), René Bloice-Sanders (Baritone - 19th, 20th May, 2nd - 27th June), Roger Paterson (Tenor - 25th March), Aidan Coburn (Tenor - May/June)


UK TOUR SCHEDULE

A NIGHT IN VIENNA will be performed following the performance of MOZART & SALIERI on following dates:

25th March 2017 - Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham - tickets now on sale
19th May 2017 - Albany Theatre, Coventry - tickets now on sale 
20th May 2017 - Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames - tickets now on sale
24th May 2017 - Rose Playhouse, MERGE Bankside Festival - tickets now on sale
26th May 2017 - Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells - tickets now on sale
27th May 2017 - Kentwell Halls, Suffolk - tickets now on sale
29th May 2017 - Bridewell Theatre, London - tickets now on sale
2nd June 2017 - The Place, Bedford - tickets now on sale 
23rd June 2017 - Shelley Theatre, Dorset - tickets now on sale
24th June 2017 - The Mill Studio at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford - tickets now on sale 
27th June 2017 - Waterloo East Theatre, London - tickets now on sale

ENQUIRIES

For press enquiries or to book a performance, please contact Pamela Schermann at info@timezonetheatre.com
For ticket related enquiries, please follow the links next to the performance date to contact the box offices of the venues.
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