World Premiere – 23-09-2005

Moncton, New Brunswick

Choreographer - Igor Dobrovolskiy
Music - W.A. Mozart, A. Salieri
Set and Costume Design - Michael Eagan
Lighting Design - Pierre Lavoie

A gripping work exploring envy, greed and isolation. The glorious music of Mozart and Salieri is interwoven with a spell-binding plot and larger-than-life characters. This riveting story traces the life of Mozart and examines his isolation by a society that accepts the musical works but not the composer.

Amadeus, like the music which inspired its choreographer, is finely balanced and beautifully paced. It touches on some of Igor Dobrovolskiy’s recurring themes: isolation, envy, and the solitary life of the outsider.

Mr. Dobrovolskiy stretches out time and motion as if carefully measuring the moments left in Mozart’s short life. Narrative and choreography present a subtle dialectic of endless movement which begins with the relentless tick, tick, tick of the metronome and ends with the soundless rushing of the sands of time.
The opening of the ballet is a stunner…
-The Globe and Mail


The Canadian company is really excellent, successfully conveying the powerful drama of the story, and capturing the audience with brilliantly sustained dynamics, in a lavishly choreographed crescendo.
-Le Main libre

Le Mans France