A critic once wrote that the first four minutes of Amadeus contain more drama and pathos than many film directors achieve in 120.
Miloš Forman’s 1984 film is a masterpiece from beginning to end, telling of the ambition, obsession and jealousy that nearly thwarted the career of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and of Mozart himself: a man of vulgarity whose music was sublime.
Amadeus is a feast for the eyes as well as the ears with its sumptuous recreation of eighteenth-century Vienna’s palaces, ballrooms and opera houses complete with lavishly recreated performances. Amadeus returns to the big screen for this concert but with one big difference: the music by Mozart and Salieri that threads its way through the story will be performed live by full choir and orchestra. An unmissable new presentation of one of the greatest films ever made.
Amadeus Live is a production of Avex Classics International. Photo credits: © The Saul Zaentz Company/Warner Bros.