The ASB Season of Amadeus
Peter Shaffer's psychologically thrilling musical murder mystery is our must-see theatre event in May.
The ASB Season of Amadeus is set in Vienna, where music is the currency of power and Court Composer Antonio Salieri is the toast of the town. That is until the arrival of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.Confronted with true genius,Salieri is consumed with obsessive jealousy, declaring war on God for choosing to speak through this up start and not him. His mediocrity becomes murderous as he sets out to destroy his potty-mouthed young rival and extinguish the spark of his divine talent.
With sweeping operatic theatricality, it juxtaposes the petty world of human excess and envy with the transcendent achievements of human artistry and passion. Theatrical masters Oliver Driver and Leon Radojkovic bring Mozart's music to the fore to transform this modern classic into an extraordinary and unmissable experience.
See The ASB Season of Amadeus at ASB Waterfront Theatre from 2 - 17 May 2017.