„Night with Mozart“
Performance of Silesian Opera
Production by Michał Znaniecki
“The Secret of Requiem“ (opera in one act)
Mozart. „Requiem“ (ballett performance)
Running time: 3 h
The Secret of Requiem” introduces the mysterious story of the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the accompanying aura of the artist’s last composition. Dark ghosts of the dead are harassing Emperor Leopold II, with whom the artist was the court composer of chamber music. Who is guilty for the death of the great composer? Wife? Sister? Mistress? Or maybe he was poisoned by his musical rival Antonio Salieri? The clues are not easy and anyone can turn out to be guilty… The emperor decides to investigate. Other characters from the composer’s life appear in front of Leopold II to talk about their emotions and experiences related to Mozart. Each analyses the artist’s situations and last days trying to judge others. When leaving this world, everybody is left alone with their feelings, fear, reconciliation, resignation, and hope. The theatrical narrative of exploration is accompanied by the most famous arias from operas by Mozart and combined with the ballet interpretation of “Requiem.