Warsaw Grand Theatre - Polish National Opera (Teatr Wielki) 13 April 2024 - Amadeus live | GoComGo.com

Amadeus live

Warsaw Grand Theatre - Polish National Opera (Teatr Wielki), Warsaw, Poland
Saturday 13 April 2024

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Important Info
Type: Classical Concert
City: Warsaw, Poland
Starts at: 12:00
Programme
Overview

To mark 40 years since the premiere of Miloš Forman’s film Amadeus, the Polish National Opera Chorus and Orchestra will perform the soundtrack live in-sync with the motion picture shown on a vast HD screen. The performance of Mozart’s most celebrated works will be conducted by Dawid Runtz.

The event is a tribute to the famed film that tells the story of two clashing composers: a joyful and frivolous genius (Tom Hulce as Mozart) and a lofty, talentless court composer (Oscar-winner F. Murray Abraham as Salieri). Amadeus Live is a treat both for music lovers and fans of cinema who want to celebrate one of the most acclaimed movies of the 20th century.

Adapted from Sir 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] music and the vulgar buffoonery of his letters’ which, ‘read like something written by an eight-year-old.’ Vienna court composer, Antonio Salieri is consumed with envy upon discovering that the divine musical gifts he has so longed for all his life, have been bestowed on a bawdy, vulgar and impish young composer, Mozart. Salieri’s envy fuels his plot to destroy the man, while all the while unable to tear himself away from the genius of his music.

The spectacular scenery of 18th-century Vienna (the film was shot in Prague), dazzling costumes and hairstyles, Miroslav Ondříček’s cinematography, and screenplay by the author of the original play, Sir Peter Shaffer create a thrilling show. Amadeus is a film-opera that impressed with its scale, vision, and timeless story about human passions and weaknesses. Winner of eight Academy Awards in 1984, including Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Set Decoration, Best  Costume Design, Best Makeup, and Best Sound. The success solidified Forman’s position as one of the most prominent European and Hollywood directors.   

Warsaw joins the elite group of cities that have hosted the event, including Tokyo, Toronto, Seoul, or Paris. Amadeus Live premiered in 2026 at London’s Royal Albert Hall.   

Music Director, Sir Neville Marriner said of Amadeus that his ‘main concern is that the music should be presented faultlessly, not just technically, but as a perfect complement to what is on the screen. You can’t cut the music to fit the film. One of the good things about Amadeus was that the film was shot around the music- not the other way around as is usually the case’.

With Mozart at its core throughout, the music score of Amadeus contains some of the composer’s greatest work including The Magic FluteDon Giovanni, Symphony No. 25 in G minor, The Marriage of Figaro, and his Requiem in D minor.

Recorded by the orchestra of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and conducted by Sir Neville Marriner in 1984, the soundtrack to Amadeus reached No. 1 in the Billboard Classical Albums Chart, No. 56 in the Billboard Popular Albums Chart. It has sold over 6.5 million copies to date and received over 13 Gold Discs in countries such as the UK, Canada, Singapore and Malaysia making it one of the most popular classical music recordings of all time. The soundtrack also became the first ever, authentic classical album to make the pop charts in Australia, France, Italy, Sweden, the UK, and the US.

Amadeus is a screen triumph; a sumptuous period epic, a soaring celebration of the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Venue Info

Warsaw Grand Theatre - Polish National Opera (Teatr Wielki) - Warsaw
Location   plac Teatralny 1

The Grand Theatre in Warsaw is a theatre and opera complex situated on the historic Theatre Square in central Warsaw. The Warsaw Grand Theatre is home to the Polish National Ballet and is one of the largest theatrical venues in the world.

The Theatre was built on Theatre Square between 1825 and 1833, replacing the former building of Marywil, from Polish classicist designs by the Italian architect Antonio Corazzi of Livorno, to provide a new performance venue for existing opera, ballet and drama companies active in Warsaw. The building was remodeled several times and, in the period of Poland's political eclipse from 1795 to 1918, it performed an important cultural and political role in producing many works by Polish composers and choreographers.

It was in the new theatre that Stanisław Moniuszko's two best-known operas received their premieres: the complete version of Halka (1858), and The Haunted Manor (1865). After Frédéric Chopin, Moniuszko was the greatest figure in 19th-century Polish music, for in addition to producing his own works, he was director of the Warsaw Opera from 1858 until his death in 1872.

While director of the Grand Theatre, Moniuszko composed The Countess, Verbum Nobile, The Haunted Manor and Paria, and many songs that make up 12 Polish Songbooks.

Also, under Moniuszko's direction, the wooden Summer Theatre was built close by in the Saxon Garden. Summer performances were given annually, from the repertories of the Grand and Variety (Rozmaitości) theatres. Józef Szczublewski writes that during this time, even though the country had been partitioned out of political existence by its neighbors, the theatre flourished: "the ballet roused the admiration of foreign visitors; there was no equal troupe of comedians to be found between Warsaw and Paris, and Modrzejewska was an inspiration to drama."

The theatre presented operas by Władysław Żeleński, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Karol Szymanowski and other Polish composers, as well as ballet productions designed by such choreographers as Roman Turczynowicz, Piotr Zajlich and Feliks Parnell. At the same time, the repertoire included major world opera and ballet classics, performed by the most prominent Polish and foreign singers and dancers. It was also here that the Italian choreographer Virgilius Calori produced Pan Twardowski (1874), which (in the musical arrangement first of Adolf Sonnenfeld and then of Ludomir Różycki) has for years been part of the ballet company's repertoire.

During the 1939 battle of Warsaw, the Grand Theatre was bombed and almost completely destroyed, with only the classical façade surviving. During the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 the Germans shot civilians in the burnt-out ruins. The plaque to the right of the main entrance commemorates the suffering and heroism of the victims of fascism.

Important Info
Type: Classical Concert
City: Warsaw, Poland
Starts at: 12:00
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