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Author: Peter Shaffer Narrator: James Callis, Michael Emerson, Steven Brand, Simon Templeman, Alan Shearman, Darren Richardson, Brian Tichnell, Jocelyn Towne, Mark Jude Sullivan, a full cast Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Audio Length: Release Date: January 2017 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781682660362

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Ambition and jealousy - all set to music. Devout court composer Antonio Salieri plots against his rival, the dissolute but supremely talented Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. How far will Salieri go to achieve the fame that Mozart disregards? The 1981 Tony Award ® winner for Best Play.

Recorded before a live audience at the UCLA James Bridges Theater in September, 2016.

Directed by Rosalind Ayres

Producing Director Susan Albert Loewenberg

Steven Brand as Baron van Swieten

James Callis as Mozart

Michael Emerson as Salieri

Darren Richardson as Venticello 2

Alan Shearman as Count Orsini-Rosenberg

Mark Jude Sullivan as Venticello 1

Simon Templeman as Joseph II

Brian Tichnell as Count Johann Kilian Von Strack

Jocelyn Towne as Constanze

Associate Artistic Director, Anna Lyse Erikson. Sound Designer, Recording Engineer and Mixer, Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood. Foley Artist, Jeff Gardner. Production Manager, Tori Burnett. Editor, Mitchell Lindskoog. Music Supervisor, Scott Willis. Foreign Language Consultant, Matthew Wolf. Select Original Sound Design by Darron L. West, performed by Victor Zupnac.

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  • “This faithful audio adaptation of Paul Shaffer’s Tony- and Academy Award-winning masterpiece immediately takes the listener to the heart of the story—the emotions. Whether it is Mozart’s (James Callis) dizzying self-confidence, weighed down by his fear of losing his father’s approval, or Constanze’s (Jocelyn Towne) fear of losing her husband, or court composer Antonio Salieri’s (a marvelous Michael Emerson) ability to express admiration, loathing, and doubt all in a single sentence—it’s all there in the words. Emerson, especially, has a wonderful time teasing out the brooding, soaring, crazed flights of fancy in Salieri’s monologues. Amadeus is a superb, entertaining work, and this live audio version finds the history, humor, and humanity in every scene.”

    - AudioFile

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About the Narrators

Nicholas Hormann has appeared in over a hundred plays on and off Broadway and in the nation’s leading professional theaters, including the American Conservatory Theater, the Mark Taper Forum, and the Kennedy Center. He has made guest appearances on numerous television series and narrates audiobooks. He attended the Yale School of Drama and lives in Los Angeles.

Michael Emerson is an American actor who has starred in some of television’s most popular shows, including Lost, Person of Interest, and The Practice. He is known for his distinctive voice. A graduate of the prestigious Professional Actor Training MFA program run by both the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and the University of Alabama Department of Theater and Dance, his passion is acting on stage.

Steven Brand, native to Dundee, Scotland, lived in East Africa when he was young, spending nine years in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. He experienced film for the first time in a drive-in cinema in Kenya. In 2002, having worked extensively in theater, film, and television in the UK, Steven was brought over to the United States to star in The Scorpion King. Following the success of his American debut, Steven’s work has included the HBO series The Mind of the Married Man, Stephen King’s Diary of Ellen Rimbauer, CSI, and others. Steven has homes in London and Los Angeles.

Simon Templeman is a British actor who frequently voices vampire characters in video games, most notably Kain from the Legacy of Kain video game series.

Moira Quirk, a British actress and Earphones Award–winning narrator, co-narrated Ben Bova’s Mercury and has narrated other popular audiobooks for which she received Audie Award nominations. She is a successful comedian and can be heard on Nickelodeon’s cartoon My Life as a Teenage Robot as well as in The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd, The Wild Thornberrys Feature, and Serendipity, among others. She has also lent her voice to several video games, including Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction and Haunting Ground.

Greg Watanabe is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.