Mozart & Salieri

Mon 9 to Sat 14 Dec

Mozart & Salieri

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


Full $35
Concession $31
Member $28
Group (6+) $28


Under 18s

The Butterfly Club is a licensed venue. Under 18s can only attend if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.