Blackbird’s second show of their 2012/2013 will be Peter Shaffer’s masterpiece Amadeus, a Tony winner and source for the Oscar-winning film. Amadeus takes a trenchant look at the troubled life, brilliant music, and tragic death of Mozart through the envious eyes of Salieri, the rival who claimed to have killed the great composer. “Shaffer is one of my favorite playwrights,” says Wes Driver, Artistic Director of Blackbird Theater and director of this production. “He has such a unique theatrical imagination, which I don’t think was ever more fully realized than in this funny, ferocious, tour-de-force of a show. It is truly a modern masterpiece.”
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This performance is part of Mozart in Music City, a collaboration by the Nashville Opera, the Nashville Symphony, Blackbird Theater, the Lipscomb University Department of Music, and FiftyForward Music for Seniors, to bring Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's music to Middle Tennessee audiences throughout March and April.
As part of Mozart in Music City, Lipscomb University's music department faculty will present a performance of Mozart string quartet on April 1. Click here for more details.