Finding the real Mozart

Who was the real Mozart? Was it the giggling boy wonder of Milos Formans film Amadeus or someone different? NORPAs Independent Movies latest presentation In Search of Mozart is an inspired documentary, produced in association with the worlds leading orchestras, opera houses and musicians, that searches for the real Mozart.

Phil Grabskys film looks for clues to the composers character not only in the written historical references but also in his music, with excerpts from about 100 of his works.

With a narration by Juliet Stevenson, Mozarts letters read by Shakespearean actor Sam West, and featuring Rene Fleming, Magdalena Koen, Lang Lang, Louis Langre, Julian Rachlin, Roger Norrington, Imogen Cooper, the kampa Quartet, Orchestra of the 18th Century and the Salzburg Camerata to name but a few In Search of Mozart is told through a 25,000 mile journey along every route Mozart followed. He may have giggled but he was a hard working musician.

Mozart was on the road with his father Leopold at the age of five, touring eight countries in three years.

Celebrate 250 years since Mozarts birth by learning more about him (he was under five foot tall) and hearing his music played by the best in the world. See In Search of Mozart at the Star Court Theatre in Lismore next Thursday and Friday, March 16-17 at 7pm and on Saturday, March 18, at 2pm. Tickets are $10/8.

Freebie: The Echo has two double passes to give away to some lucky readers. To go in the draw to win phone 6622 2888 between 10.15 & 10.30am next Monday, March 13, and tell us what Mozarts first name is. Clue: Its not Amadeus.


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