UAlbany: Sylvia Milo”s “The Other Mozart” | M.A. Mozart, Davis, Chen

Thursday, March 2nd 2017 at 10:00 am

Note: This is a special morning matinee performance of The Other Mozart for high school groups. Educators wishing to receive information and/or make reservations for this matinee should contact the UAlbany Performing Arts Center’s main office at (518) 442-5738 or PAC@albany.edu.

THE OTHER MOZART is the true and untold story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus – a prodigy, keyboard virtuoso and composer, who performed throughout Europe with her brother to equal acclaim, but her work and her story faded away, lost to history.

While listed as a recital event, please note that this is actually a play with music featuring the monodrama’s creator Sylvai Milo as Nannerl Mozart.

Set in and on a sweeping 18-foot dress (designed by Magdalena Dabrowska from the National Theater of Poland), directed by Isaac Byrne, the play is based on facts, stories and lines pulled directly from the Mozart family’s humorous and heartbreaking letters. Along with music composed by her famous brother and Marianna Martines (a female composer who inspired Nannerl), original music was written for the play by Nathan Davis and Phyllis Chen (of Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival and the International Contemporary Ensemble) using clavichords, music boxes, bells, teacups, and fans.

With the opulent beauty of the dress and hair design, the sweet smells of perfume, and the clouds of dusting powder rising from the stage, the performance creates a multi-sensual experience and transports the audience into a world of outsized beauty and delight — but also of overwhelming restrictions and prejudice. There, in communion with the audience, this other Mozart at last tells her story.

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