Mozart and Salieri

A. S. Pushkin
Staging
Georgy Mihalkov
Scenography
Marieta Golomehova
Music
Georgiy Mihalkov - musical settings
Cast
Boyan Stoyanov, Hristo Kolev, Stoyan Stoyanov

Mozart and Salieri is one of the Pushkin’s Small Tragedies that is written in 1830. By this play, Pushkin disseminates the unproved idea that Salieri killed his genial confrere Mozart by envy.

Keeping the wording and the spirit of one of Pushkin’s brilliant Small Tragedies, this performance can be watched all in a breath. Contemporary sounding, clear and refined solution, excellent scenography, fascinating play of the portraits…

The performance is dedicated to the 170th anniversary of the tragic death of the great poet and the title is one of a row on the restored stage for the adult spectators in the theatre.

For students and adults.

 

Boyan Stoyanov (Mozart)

My Mozart is a person inspired by music to distraction. This genius exhausts him to a degree that leads him to his self-destruction. Mozart burns out to let his music to get reborn as a phoenix.
At the same time, Mozart’s maniacal dedication to music deprives his life of any relationship with other people. There is a moment in the play of painful looking for friendship with Salieri, the man who is the most envious of him and who, despite all, bows his head before and appreciates him. Music is the connection between them because both live for it.

 

Hristo Kolev (Salieri)

Salieri is the king of mediocrity, the man with power and who is sure of being a genius, achieving all by many efforts. Until he meets the true genius who does not look like Salieri imagined him.
The role is very interesting to me because it is dramatic and the play topic is very serious. The biggest drama is born out of one’s conviction of making good things. Finally, Salieri becomes aware of being evil-doer. His biggest problem is that he understands that even if kills Mozart, Mozart will stay in the time.