Saturday, June 8, 2024 | 2PM


In a nod to this year’s 27th Annual Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival program theme, the Opera House presents the 1985 Best Picture Oscar winner in which the life, success and troubles of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are told by Antonio Salieri, the contemporaneous composer who was deeply jealous of Mozart’s talent and claimed to have murdered him.


Mozart (Tom Hulce) is a remarkably talented young Viennese composer who unwittingly finds a fierce rival in the disciplined and determined Salieri (F. Murray Abraham). Resenting Mozart for both his hedonistic lifestyle and his undeniable talent, the highly religious Salieri is gradually consumed by his jealousy and becomes obsessed with Mozart’s downfall, leading to a devious scheme that has dire consequences for both men.


“scrumptiously beautiful, sizzlingly alive and bristling with social comedy, (Amadeus) contains the most piercing account of deadly envy since Othello, and is a heartbreaking account of a good man’s fall from grace.” – Atlanta Journal-Constitution


“grand, sprawling entertainment… Mozart sings the music of God, Salieri schemes and screams in tragic register, and the film keeps humming merrily along with them both.” – TIME magazine


Rated PG, 158 mins


The Opera House Cinema Series is sponsored by Lake Shore Savings Bank



Cinema Series tickets are sold at the door only.  A book of 10 movie passes can be purchased separately at the Box Office, online or at the door on movie night for $60.