Creators/Authors: Peter Shaffer

Genre: Period
Duration: 161 mins
Cast Size: 12m / 3f
Class: Full Length Play
Performing Groups: College Theatre / Professional Theatre / Blackbox

“A total iridescent triumph […] of complexity of thought, emotion and dramatic power.”

——New York Post

“Mozart blazes.”

——The New York Times


Tony Award, Best Play


In the court of the Austrian Emperor Joseph II, Antonio Salieri is the established composer. Enter the greatest musical genius of all time: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Salieri has given himself to God so that he might realize his sole ambition, to be a great composer. Mozart is a foul-mouthed, graceless oaf who has that which is beyond Salieri’s envious grasp: Genius.