There was another Mozart - a forgotten genius, an other Mozart. The sister of Amadeus.
"Strikingly beautiful." - New York Times
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.
Created by Sylvia Milo, it is set in and on a sweeping 18-foot dress, and amidst the Enlightenment and a climate of great social change that still resonates today, 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 Viennese 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. Directed by Isaac Byrne.
"...fascinating and irresistibly intelligent... it is beautiful." -Theatermania
"The Other Mozart is the most dynamic, theatrical, and moving one woman show I have ever seen... If you love the art of the theatre, the history of music, the conflicts of gender roles, or the power of storytelling, you simply must see this production." - Theater is Easy
"One of the most remarkable theatrical presentations I saw in 2013. Brilliant and absorbing." - New York Arts
"Sylvia Milo’s luscious depiction... eschews the dreaded bio-adaptation problem – and it does so with class and evocative energy. ... a surprisingly deep and penetrating analysis of the life of Wolfgang’s older sister... She sometimes resembles the dancing girl in the center of a music box " - Stage and Cinema