The Other Mozart is the true, untold story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus – a prodigy, keyboard virtuoso and composer, who performed throughout Europe with her brother to equal acclaim, but her work and her story faded away, lost to history. The Other Mozart is based on facts, stories and lines pulled directly from the Mozart family’s humorous and heart-breaking letters.
The play is set in and on top of a magnificent, six meter dress creating a multi-sensual experience, transporting the audience into a world of outsized beauty and delight, but also of overwhelming restriction and prejudice. Drama Desk nominated sound design features music composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Marianna Martines (a female composer who inspired Nannerl), as well as original music written for the play by contemporary composers for the instruments Nannerl knew intimately such as clavichords, music boxes and bells, as well as teacups, fans, and other ordinary objects that might have captured her imagination.
The play was nominated for 2015 Drama Desk Awards, New York Innovative Theatre Awards and Off-Broadway Alliance Awards.
St James Theatre, Victoria
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