MOZART AND SALIERI / GOD’S LOVE

THE STATE THEATRE KOŠICE OPERA

About performance

MOZART AND SALIERI

A one-act opera performed in Russian. / A one-act opera performed in Slovak.

An unconventional evening featuring two one-act operas. The first of which is romantic, from the pen of Russian composer Rimsky-Korsakov and the second contemporary from the talented young Slovak composer Marian LeJav, in which director Michal Spišák decides to reveal the story of two men, their creators - Mozart and Salieri. The story is adorned with many uncertainties, much speculation, myths and untruths, yet remains current, confronting different personalities. In his chamber opera Mozart and Salieri Rimsky-Korsakov draws on one of the most frequent myths in the history of music, according to which it is said that "second class" Salieri was jealous of the genius composer Mozart. Marián Lejava states of his work on theme: “His opera depicts the last hours of the life of Mozart in five suggestive scenes inspired by Mozart's surviving correspondence and the memories of his contemporaries. The opera is an attempt to reconstruct the dramatic events of Mozart's death, which are still shrouded in mystery. The totally unexpected and swift end to his life became a breeding ground for rumours, conspiracy theories, but also for serious research. Lejava’s work contrasts with the work of N. Rimsky-Korsakov and is of the ambition to bring a sober view of the legends that shroud the mysterious death of brilliant "God’s love" (Gottlieb / Amadeus). This unique dramaturgical act was introduced by the Košice State Opera under the baton of the author himself commemorating the 260th anniversary of the birth of famous Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Running time: 45 mins (Mozart and Salieri), 60 mins with one interval (God´s love)

Production team

MOZART AND SALIERI

Musical director Igor Dohovič (Mozart and Salieri), Marián Lejava (God´s Love)
Conductor Igor Dohovič (Mozart and Salieri), Marián Lejava (God´s Love)
Directed by Michal Spišák
Dramaturge and libretto Zuzana Šajgalíková
Set and costumes Diana Strauszová
Choirmaster Lukáš Kozubík

Cast

MOZART AND SALIERI

Mozart Jozef Gráf, Maxim Kutsenko
Salieri Michal Onufer, Ivan Zvarík
Sophie Tatiana Paľovčíková, Michaela Várady
Constanze Viera Kállayová, Janette Zsigová
Eybler, Moscheles, Doctor Neumayr Zdenko Vislocký
Schack, Karl Mozart, Voice of Mozart Anton Baculík
Hofer, Doctor Fitzgerald Marián Lukáč
Gerl, Doctor von Lobes Marek Gurbaľ

Ticket prices Buy tickets

1.Category 17 €
2.Category 14 €
3.Category 8 €
4.Category 5 €
Student, pensioner, ISIC, ITIC, Euro 26 50% (selected rows)
Disabled, Disabled Assistant --
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