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Amadeus on ABC RN The Music Show

Michael Sheen was interviewed about Amadeus on the ABC Radio National show The Music Show about his upcoming appearance in the Peter Shaffer play Amadeus at the Sydney Opera House in Australia, where he will be playing Antonio Salieri.

The interview with Michael begins at 19 minutes.

Michael talks about comparing the music of Salieri and Mozart, how Mozart’s genius was as a vessel for something seemingly coming from another world, and how Mozart’s serenade for woodwinds (Serenade No 10 for Winds, “Gran Partita”) brings him to tears.

“You see a man, kind of, committing long suicide using Mozart as the suicide weapon”

Michael Sheen

ABC Radio National – The Music Show (10-12-2022)