‘Amadeus’ on NT Live

By 7th July 2020 Representation

'Amadeus' on NT Live

“Musicians are thrust centre stage to epic effect in Michael Longhurst’s revival, and Lucian Msamati is excellent as the composer locked in battle with the divine” ★★★★ The Guardian

National Theatre Live will broadcast their production of ‘Amadeus’, with musical direction and original additional music by Air-Edel’s Simon Slater. The performance is available from 16th July as part of the NT at Home series for seven days.

“Music. Power. Jealousy.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world – and he’s determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God.

After winning multiple Olivier and Tony Awards when it had its premiere at the National Theatre in 1979, Amadeus was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film.”

Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, His Dark Materials) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, filmed live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.