20 – 23 APRIL 2016
This immersive opera follows the apocryphal legend that Antonio Salieri poisoned Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart out of jealousy over his talent. Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov used the short play Mozart and Salieri by Alexander Pushkin as libretto for his opera, which also served Peter Shaffer as inspiration for his famous stage play Amadeus.
Time Zone Theatre’s lunchtime opera takes place at Phoenix Artist Club, using the whole space as the stage allowing the action to unfold around the audience, and making them witnesses, if not conspirators, of Salieri’s plan to poison Mozart.
“I’m excited to stage a revival of Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera at the Phoenix Artist Club. The nostalgic bar in the heart of the West End seems to be the perfect place for Salieri and Mozart to meet“, says director Pamela Schermann, who previously directed this opera in Vienna in 2009. “Partly character study, partly crime thriller, Rimsky-Korsakov’s masterpiece will captivate its audience“.
When: 1pm, 20 – 23 April 2016 (running time 45 mins)
Where: Phoenix Artist Club, 1 Phoenix Street, London WC2H 8BU
Tickets: £12. Click here to book.