Mozart & Salieri, currently showing at the Artscape, is the most beautiful ballet must-see

by Karisa

On Friday night I attended the opening night of the 2nd run of Mozart & Salieri at the Artscape Theatre Opera House.

To say that I was blown away would be an understatement.  This was without a doubt the most exciting, beautiful ballet I’ve seen on a South African stage… I think ever.

From the gorgeous outfits, make-up and headpieces, to the futuristic, constantly-changing digital backdrop & flawless dancing, all set to Mozart’s most celebrated compositions, it was truly ballet perfection.

Presented by the Cape Town City Ballet, Mozart & Salieri  tells the story of Mozart’s rumoured rivalry between himself and the court composer Antonio Salieri, as well as his tumultuous relationship with wife Constanze.

The ballet was made famous by Sir Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus and here in SA it enjoyed a hugely successful première season back in February of this year.

Choreographed by Marc Goldberg, this opulent ballet adaptation of Alexander Puskin’s short story will most definitely have you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end.

The principal role of Mozart is shared by Martin Milner and guest artist Maxime Quiroga who has danced with the Stuttgart Ballet, Wiener Staatballett and the Royal Ballet of Flanders.  The role of Salieri is shared by Daniel Szybkowski and Ivan Boonzaier, opposite ballerinas Laura Bosenberg and Mariette Opperman as Constanze…

It really is a must-see and you WILL kick yourself for missing it.  Trust me.  BUT, you will need to hurry up & book those seats now, because there are only 3 PERFORMANCES LEFT:

Fri 31 Aug @ 19h30
Sat 01 Sep @ 14h00
Sat 01 Sep @ 19h30

Full price tickets are R100 – R280 pp & can be purchased via Computicket over here.  Don’t even think about it, just book it!


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