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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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.