Alberta Bair Theater Presents: The Other Mozart @ MSUB
September 14, 2 pm & 8 pm: The Other Mozart
Petro Theatre on the campus of MSU-Billings
There was another Mozart - a forgotten genius, the sister of Amadeus.
“Strikingly beautiful,” says The New York Times.
Directed by Isaac Byrne, The Other Mozart is the true and 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.
Created by Sylvia Milo, it is set in and on a sweeping 18-foot dress, amidst the Enlightenment and a climate of great social change. Based on facts, stories, and lines pulled directly from the Mozart family's humorous and heartbreaking letters, the play still resonates today.
Along with music composed by her famous brother and Marianna Martines (a Viennese female composer who inspired Nannerl), original music was written for the play by Nathan Davis and Phyllis Chen (of Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival and the International Contemporary Ensemble) using clavichords, music boxes, bells, teacups, and fans.
"The Other Mozart is the most dynamic, theatrical, and moving one woman show I have ever seen... If you love the art of the theatre, the history of music, the conflicts of gender roles, or the power of storytelling, you simply must see this production." - Theater is Easy