Time Zone Theatre’s acclaimed revival of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s rarely performed masterpiece is touring in England and Denmark this year. We are delighted to celebrate the start of our tour with a special performance at the Russian House of Culture and Science on 22nd May at 8pm.
“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.
Nominations: Finalist: Off West End – Award ’Best Opera Production 2016’
Sung in English and accompanied with piano and viola. Running time: 50 minutes
Cast: Nick Dwyer (Salieri), Aidan Coburn (Mozart), Nina Kopparhed (Viola).
Musical director: Andrew Charity, Stage director: Pamela Schermann
Date: 22nd May 2017 (doors: 7.45pm, performance: 8pm)
Venue: Russian House for Culture and Science, 37 Kensington High Street, London W8 5ED
Tickets: £15 (incl booking fee) via WeGotTickets: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/396887
£18 on the door (cash only)
Ticket price includes a free glass of Prosecco or soft drink! By purchasing your ticket, you support Time Zone Theatre’s England Tour and their aim to bring the work of one of the greatest Russian composers to a wider audience outside of London.