When

Occurs on Thursday July 11 2019

Approximate running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Venue

Spa Little Theatre
19 Roosevelt Drive
Saratoga Springs NY 12866

Performance Notes

× 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.

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