About the Event
The Other Mozart is an award-winning play telling the forgotten story of Nannerl Mozart—the genius 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. Based on facts, stories, and lines pulled directly from the Mozart family’s humorous and heartbreaking letters, the play incorporates music composed by Nannerl’s famous brother and Marianna Martines, who inspired Nannerl, as well as original music written for the play by Nathan Davis and Phyllis Chen.
Created by Sylvia Milo, the play is set in a stunning 18-foot dress, designed by Magdalena Dabrowska of the National Theatre of Poland. Period-style movement, directed by Janice Orlandi, creates a world of opulence and elegance through articulate delicacy of expressive balletic gestures, reverent court bows, and fan language. 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 performance creates a multi-sensual experience and transports the audience to a world of outsized beauty and delight, but one also of overwhelming restrictions and prejudice. There, in communion with the audience, this other Mozart at last tells her story.
Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 7, 2022, 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 8, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 9, 2022, 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 10, 2022, 2:00 and 6:00 p.m.