Thursday, July 22, 2010


Tonight's cultural experience combined the symphony and the opera company for a production of Amadeus. It clearly brought back the story so well told by the movie in 1984.

Poor Mozart! None of the music we have come to love was appreciated during his lifetime. Instead he was constantly pitted against Antonio Salieri, the current court musician. His wife ended up begging because they were so impoverished.

By the time of his death at age 35 from Bright's Disease, Mozart had seemingly lost his mind and Salieri vocally blamed himself for Mozart's deterioration.

Both the music and the vocal rendition of it were superb in the Chautauqua amphitheater. It was a delightful evening.

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Blogger Kristin said...

It sounds like the perfect performance for your week at camp.

12:53 PM  

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