Cape Town City Ballet will present its adaption of Alexander Pushkin’s Mozart and Salieri on the Artscape Opera stage until Saturday February 17, with performances at 2pm and 7.30pm on Saturday February 10; 3pm on Sunday February 11; 7.30pm on Wednesday February 14; and 2pm and 7.30pm on Saturday February 17.
Marc Goldberg , the acclaimed choreographer of The Vortex, has combined a classical story with a 21st century design to bring a cinematic experience to modern ballet as it’s never been seen before. Digitalising his sets yet retaining the silhouettes of the 17th century, this world premier promises to be a lot more than just beautiful dancing.
The story, made famous by Sir Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus, follows the rumoured rivalry of Mozart and court composer Antonio Salieri, and there are dark undercurrents of jealousy and sabotage from Salieri, whose pious demeanour is challenged greatly on meeting Mozart.
But the two-act ballet is not just a story of political intrigue and envy.
It also tells the love story of Mozart and Constanze, their meeting, marriage and subsequent children.
Tickets range in price from R150 to R270. Book through Computicket.
Atlantic Sun is giving away a pair of tickets to the 3pm show on Sunday February 11. To stand in line to win, SMS your name, surname and email address with ASMozart to 33258 by 10am tomorrow, Friday February 9. Winners will be notified telephonically.