Musical Mozart, Vienna 2015/2016
Soo I’ve seen this Musical twice now. At first I didn’t know what to expect - you know, the life of some classic music composer, how good could that be..? But I was very very positively surprised.
The musical is about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, an Austrian composer who already was a prodigy as a child. The musical portrays his personality with 2 persons: The prodigy child that always composes, and the young adult that mostly thinks about having fun and not about responsibilities.
A friend jokingly named him Bishonen-Mozart, because well, look at him :D (the one who always wears white is Mozart). So, yes, this Musical is full of eyecandy, great songs, some drama, lots of fun and a little homosexual tension.
Wait what? Haha yes, you read right. I don’t know what it is with Viennas Musicals, but if you look for it, it seems like you’ll ALWAYS find some slightly gay scenes :D
LET ME EXPLAIN, because that’s what I’m here for, hahaha.
Hieronymus Colloredo: Highly intelligent, a man of education and sophistication and a supporter of the Enlightenment, the Archbishop is at the same time a moral hypocrite and keeps a mistress. The ambiguity of his character also appears in the fact that he is deeply impressed at recognizing Mozart’s extraordinary talent yet still treats him as little more than a lackey at his court. In the end, he demands nothing but discipline, diligence and respect from those around him. Mozart’s impudence and unreliability so infuriate him that in his rage he rips up a new piece the composer has written for him. The foundations of all he holds dear are shaken when he realizes that music has the power to go beyond reason and logic.
Wolfgang Mozart: Mozart is trapped by his past as the child prodigy Amadé during which he was trained to be disciplined and respectful. Now, a grown man, he lives a life of wild abandon, desperately seeking artistic freedom and liberation from his possessive father. Despite this, he still needs his father’s approval and is devastated by the latter’s coldness and lack of understanding. Mozart is impulsive, vulgar, stubborn, chaotic and insolent but also naïve: for example, he lets himself readily be taken advantage of by the Weber family, his wife’s greedy relatives.
To make this whole thing more entertaining, please notice that Colloredo wears tight high boots. Red leather. Black leather. :D~
My favourite scene is when Colloredo wants to get Mozart back and talks to his father about bringing him back to Salzburg. His father offers to “give him a new prodigy”, his Grandchild Leopold Mozart. But Colloredo gets really angry - “Ahaha… a NEW Mozart? .. You should travel to Vienna, and bring back MY Mozart.” … “ENOUGH! I WANT THE REAL MOZART!”
Pretty obsessed, aren’t we? :D
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~If you want to know more about it, please let me know, feel free to ask :D If you have the chance, please watch the musical. They still play it until March 2016.