Mozart and Salieri. The Impresario (Mozart ja Salieri. Teatridirektor)

Mozart and Salieri. The Impresario (Mozart ja Salieri. Teatridirektor)

Opera night

This year, the world celebrates the 260th anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. To mark the occasion, we will bring two short operas to the stage: a tragedy and a comedy, both tied to Mozart.

Nikolai Rimsky­-Korsakov

Only a few months after the death of the distinguished court musician Antonio Salieri, rumour spread that Salieri had admitted to poisoning Mozart. It inspired the Russian poet Alexander Pushkin to pen one of his “little tragedies” – a tale of sin and jealousy. In 1898, Rimsky-Korsakov completed an opera by the same name.

Salieri: “He brings us, like a cherub, certain songs of paradise, and afterwards, when he has roused in us a wingless longing, flies away! So fly away! The sooner you do, the better!”

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mozart wrote this entertaining comedy about life in the theatre in 1786. The work is notable in that conventional dramatic roles are just as important as the opera singers.

A troupe is being formed in a theatre. Everyone wants only the starring role and the highest honorarium for themselves. How does the theatre director, Frank, solve the problem?

Premiere 12.11.2016, the Vanemuine Small Building

Musical director & conductor Taavi Kull
Conductor Endel Nõgene
Director Jaan Willem Sibul
Scenographer Mare Tommingas
Lighting designer Maris Savik

Mozart ja Salieri
Cast Mozart – Rasmus Kull or Germán Gholami, Salieri – Simo Breede or Tamar Nugis

The Impresario
Tiit Lilleorg, Heino Seljamaa, Rasmus Kull, Märt Jakobson, Karmen Puis, Helena Merzin-Tamm, Inga Lunge, Reigo Tamm, Pirjo Jonas or Kadri-Liis Kukk, Sigrid Mutso or Maria Listra, Maria Kallaste, Aivar Kallaste