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Stage Direction: Amadeus

Michael Sheen, in a dark blue jacket, stands with his arms folded in front of a stone wall.
Photograph by Daniel Boud

Michael Sheen will be playing Salieri in a new production of the Peter Shaffer play Amadeus, opening in December at the Sydney Opera House, Australia.

This article from Sydney Opera House’s regular series Stage Direction tells the story of the play Amadeus and its real-life characters Mozart and Salieri, and includes interviews with director Craig Ilott and stars Rahel Romahn and Lily Balatincz.

“Am I nervous? Absolutely! But all I can do is see it as exciting that I actually can ask Michael for advice, and I think he’s going to bring some tinge of madness and malevolence to the character of Salieri.”

Rahel Romahn (Mozart)

Stage Direction: Amadeus – Sydney Opera House (07-12-2022)