The gorgeous music will be performed live by an ensemble of approximately 20 students, directed by Music faculty member Mark Norman. Salieri is enraptured by Mozart’s music and talents but cannot believe that such gifts reside in a vulgar young man. The poisoning power of rumor and gossip enables Salieri to destroy Mozart’s career slowly.
First performed in 1979, the play won a Tony Award for best play in 1981. A 1984 film adaptation won best picture and starred UNCSA alumnus Tom Hulce '74 as Amadeus. Directed by drama faculty member Quin Gordon and conducted by music faculty member Mark Norman.
I looked on astounded as from his ordinary life he made his art. We were both ordinary men, he and I. Yet from the ordinary he created legends — and I from legends created only the ordinary!Salieri from Peter Shaffer’s “Amadeus”