Conducted by Richard Kaufman with the Motion Picture Symphony Orchestra and the Amadeus Choir
Experience the return of the multi-Academy Award® winning 1984 motion picture, Amadeus on a vast HD screen while Mozart’s most celebrated works are performed live in-sync by a full orchestra and choir.
Winner of 8 Academy Awards® including Best Picture, Milos Forman’s sumptuous Amadeus is an aural and visual treat for all the senses. Revisit Mozart masterpieces including his Requiem, Don Giovanni, Marriage of Figaro, his symphonies, and the Serenade for Winds in B flat major.
Adapted from Peter Shaffer’s original stage play, Amadeus the motion picture, stays true to its origins highlighting the contrast between, as Shaffer himself described, “the sublimity of his [Mozart’s] music and the vulgar buffoonery of his letters” which, “read like something written by an eight-year-old.”
On Friday, February 22 6:30pm-7:00pm in the Sony Centre Lower Lobby join us in our lower lobby for a pre-show chat with Toronto Film Critic and TV Host Richard Crouse and conductor Richard Kaufman. Together, they will explore the multi-Academy Award® winning 1984 motion picture, Amadeus and go behind-the-scenes to learn how Mozart’s most celebrated works are performed live in-sync by a full orchestra and choir. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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.