“Forgotten Hollywood”- Rock Me Amadeus…

Posted on July 18, 2016 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here… Film Society of Lincoln Center

   Since the first Metropolitan Opera performance of Don Giovanni in 1883, Mozart’s operas have been seen at the Met a combined 1,832 times. This summer, the spotlight shines on Mozart once again in a special cinematic event. For the third year in a row, the Met and the Film Society of Lincoln Center co-present an opera-related film screening that anticipates the annual Metropolitan Opera Summer HD Festival.

   This year’s choice is Amadeus, Milos Forman’s classic 1984 adaptation of Peter Shaffer’s Tony Awards–winning production about the fraught relationship between Mozart and his quasi-mentor- turned-rival Antonio Salieri. The motion picture won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor for F. Murray Abraham, whose Salieri edged out Tom Hulce’s Mozart in the same category. It’s FREE, and will screen outdoors on August 26th at 7:45p.


          TOM HULCE

   Featuring an Oscar-winning screenplay by Shaffer himself, Amadeus is famous for its bawdy portrayal of the genius composer, its ravishing art direction, and for the scene in which Austrian Emperor Joseph II dubiously asserts that a particular Mozart composition has simply too many notes.

   Next season, Amadeus fans can experience more Mozart when Don Giovanni, Idomeneo, and The Magic Flute (sung in English) return to the Met repertory.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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