Mozart & Salieri
Mon 9 to Sat 14 Dec
Myth or murder? Did the composer Antonio Salieri murder his friend and colleague Wolfgang Mozart, or is it just an urban legend for conspiracy buffs? Alexander Pushkin’s play, which premiered less than ten years after the real Salieri’s death, inspired Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov to write his opera, which in turn inspired Peter Shaffer’s landmark Olivier and Tony Award winning play AMADEUS, later adapted into the Oscar-winning film.
Circle in the Sand now gives you the rare opportunity to see both Pushkin’s play and Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera back-to-back, as a one-hour double-bill. David Meadows directs his own acclaimed translation of both works, with musical direction by Alan Cook, a noted specialist in Russian repertoire.
Actors Edgar Wegner and Karlis Zaid will alternate nightly in the title roles of Pushkin’s play, while tenor Martin Buckingham (as Mozart) and bass-baritone Adrian Tamburini (as Salieri) will perform Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera.
Image Credit: Tatjana Vasiļjeva
|Monday 09 December 2019||7:00pm|
|Wednesday 11 December 2019||7:00pm|
|Thursday 12 December 2019||7:00pm|
|Friday 13 December 2019||7:00pm|
|Saturday 14 December 2019||7:00pm|
The Butterfly Club is a licensed venue. Under 18s can only attend if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.