MOZART AND SALIERI
Моцарт и Сальери (1897)
Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Libretto by Alexander Pushkin
Sung in Russian with English Supertitles
Well before the movie Amadeus, the imagined rivalry between Mozart and Salieri inspired Pushkin’s poetry, which Rimsky-Korsakov set as a haunting chamber opera. While there is, in fact, virtually no evidence that the relationship between the two composers was contentious, the death of Mozart at the age of 35 was followed by rumors that he and Salieri had been bitter rivals, which of course makes for great theater! Opera Saratoga presents a one-night only concert of scenes from operas by Mozart and Salieri – showcasing the virtuosic brilliance of both composers - followed by a concert staging of Rimsky-Korsakov’s psychological drama, the first Russian opera in Opera Saratoga’s history.
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Thursday, July 11th, 2019 at 7:30pm
The first half of this program will featuring members of the Young Artist Program in scenes from operas by Mozart and Salieri. Click HERE to see all of our 2019 Festival Artists.
The Spa Little Theater
21 Roosevelt Drive
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866