26th April 2005

 

FILM EXPLORES THE MAGIC OF MOZART

 

A special event linking the 1984 film ‘Amadeus’ with the great composer’s music will be staged by the Lincoln Academy on Thursday (28th April).

 

A screening of the film, which won eight Oscars including Best Picture, and a pre-film discussion will take place at the University of Lincoln at 7pm.

 

The event is a prelude to the International Concert Series performance of Mozart’s Serenade for 13 Winds at the Lincoln Drill Hall on Sunday 8th May, which is featured in the film.

 

Before the screening this Thursday a discussion will be led by Graham Oppenheimer, Artistic Director of the university’s International Concert Series, and Professor Michael Earley, Professor of Drama at the University of Lincoln.

 

Misunderstood by many to be a historical account, this outstanding film shows a caricature of Mozart as seen through the eyes of his arch rival Salieri.

 

"From the start we agreed upon one thing: we were not making an objective Life of Wolfgang Mozart,” said the film’s writer Peter Shaffer. “This cannot be stressed too strongly."

 

The film will be screened at 7pm on Thursday 28th April in lecture theatre AR0107 in the Lincoln School of Architecture at Brayford Pool.

 

It is the latest in a series of public cultural events staged by the Lincoln Academy, part of the University of Lincoln.

 

Admission is free and open to all but places are limited – to book a seat contact Alex Gray on Lincoln 837003 or email: algray@lincoln.ac.uk

 

 

For more information contact:

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

01522 886042                         jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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