The Other Mozart
The Other Mozart
Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 8:00 PM
SYLVIA MILO’S award-winning 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
Described by the New York Times as “strikingly beautiful”, the one woman drama is set in and on
a magnificent 18-foot dress, created to fill and spill over the entire stage. THE OTHER
MOZART is based on facts, stories and lines pulled directly from the Mozart family’s humorous
and heartbreaking letters.
With the opulent beauty of the dress and hair design, the sweet smell of perfume and the clouds of dusting powder rising from the stage, THE OTHER MOZART is a multi-sensual experience that transports the audience into a world of outsized beauty and delight – but also of overwhelming restrictions and prejudice where, finally, this other Mozart tells her story.
Period style movement (by JANICE ORLANDI) creates a world of opulence and elegance through articulate delicacy of expressive balletic gestures, reverent court bows, and fan language. Along with music composed by her famous brother and Marianna Martines (a Viennese female composer who inspired Nannerl), the play features original music by Nathan Davis and Phyllis Chen – featured composers of the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, BAM and the International Contemporary Ensemble – 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.
“Strikingly beautiful.” — New York Times
“A gem of a show.” — The Stage (London)
“fascinating…dreamlike…an arresting depiction”— Londonist
Sponsored in part by:
THE TRUBE FOUNDATION, GALVESTON MUSICAL CLUB
and WILLIAM J. AND MERRI S. EDWARDS CHARITABLE GIFT FUND
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