A Drama by Peter Schaffer
“An iridescent triumph … of complexity of thought, emotion and dramatic power.” – N. Y. Post
This provocative play revolves around a confrontation between mediocrity and genius. Shaffer has woven a tale of breathtaking dramatic power. Antonio Salieri is the established court composer in the court of Austrian Emperor Joseph II. Enter young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, perhaps the greatest musical genius of all time. God-fearing Salieri sets out to destroy the foul-mouthed, graceless libertine, Mozart. The greatest tragedy lies in Salieri’s realization that there is no connection between virtue and talent.