Peter Shaffer's award-winning play combines fiction and history to detail the final years of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Antonio Salieri, an older composer, propelled by jealousy, plots the tragic downfall of his brilliant rival.
Paste into your browser or listen at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00wwm26
Sir Peter Hall's production, first broadcast in 1983 and recorded with the original National Theatre cast, is being repeated as part of Radio 3's 'Genius of Mozart' season.
Antonio Salieri ….. Paul Scofield
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ….. Simon Callow
Constanze Mozart ….. Felicity Kendall
Joseph II ….. John Normington
Gottfried Baron Van Sweiten ….. Nicholas Selby
Count Franz Orsini Rosenberg ….. Willoughby Goddard
Johann Killian Von Strack ….. Basil Henson
Venticelli ….. Donald Gee, Dermot Crawley
Citizens of Vienna ….. Nigel Bellairs, Susan Gilmore, Peggy Marshall, Robin Meredith, Anne Sedgwick, William Sleigh, Glenn Williams
Directed by Peter Hall
Producer David Spenser.