Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, February 21 & 22, 2019
Back by popular demand for a second set of reprise performances in Toronto, experience the multi-Academy Award®-winning motion picture Amadeus on a vast 35-foot HD screen while Mozart’s most celebrated works are performed live and in-sync by the Motion Picture Symphony Orchestra and Amadeus Choir, conducted by Richard Kaufman.
Winner of 8 Academy Awards® including Best Picture, director Milos Forman’s sumptuous film Amadeus is an aural and visual treat. Adapted from Peter Shaffer’s original Tony Award-winning stage play, the film gets inside Mozart’s creative genius, revisiting some of his greatest masterpieces, including Symphony No.25 in G minor, Don Giovanni, the Queen of the Night aria from The Magic Flute and his Requiem in D minor.
Watch and listen live as the film unfolds, pitting Mozart against the less-inspired music of local court composer Antonio Salieri. While Salieri finds himself unraveled by jealousy that a vulgar, childish man could produce such sublime music, Mozart’s music soars at the heart of the film. The film’s music directorSir Neville Marriner, calls this the film’s greatest strength: “You can’t cut the music to fit the film. […] The film was shot around the music–not the other way around as is usually the case.”
This film brought classical music to the mainstream with its poignant award-winning drama; its soundtrack reached No.1 in the Billboard Classical Albums Chart and has sold more than 6.5 million copies to date all over the world. It became the first ever, authentic classical album to make the pop charts in Australia, France, Italy, Sweden, the UK and the US.
Join us before the show on Friday, February 22, for an “Amadeus Live” talk with Toronto Film Critic and TV Host Richard Crouse. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Behind The Curtain pre-show talk is open to all ticket-holders attending the Friday performance.