Genius and jealousy collide in the opulent salons and opera houses of 18th-century Vienna. When an impulsive and eccentric prodigy outshines an envious, God-fearing composer consumed by bitterness, theatrical fireworks emerge. The mediocre Salieri will do everything in his power to destroy his musical rival - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Directed by Richard Clifford and featuring Ian Merrill Peakes as Salieri.

Winner of 5 Tony Awards®, including Best Play.

“It fills the theatre with that mocking heavenly silence that is the overwhelming terror of life” – New York Times

“A near masterpiece” – The Times (London)

Presented by Folger Theatre

Show Type
Running Time
150 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$27 - $85

Discount Tickets Available Discounts available for seniors, students, educators, military & families, and groups

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Box Office Phone: 202-544-7077

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 11/05/2019 - 12/22/2019
Sunday 2:00pm7:00pm-
Monday ---
Tuesday 7:30pm--
Wednesday 7:30pm--
Thursday 7:30pm--
Friday 8:00pm--
Saturday 2:00pm8:00pm-
Important Dates

Special Performances

  • 11/05/2019 - 7:30pm Pay-What-You-Will
  • 11/07/2019 - 6:30pm Stage Director Talk: Amadeus
  • 11/20/2019 - 6:30pm Pre-Show Talk: Amadeus
  • 12/05/2019 - 7:30pm Post-Show Talk w/ Cast
  • 12/06/2019 - 6:30pm Brews & Banter: Amadeus

Extra Performances

  • 11/11/2019 - 7:30pm
  • 11/21/2019 - 10:30am

Dark Days

  • 11/09/2019 - 2:00pm
  • 11/12/2019 - 7:30pm
  • 11/19/2019 - 7:30pm
  • 11/28/2019 - 7:30pm

Open Caption

  • 12/08/2019 - 2:00pm
  • 12/08/2019 - 7:00pm
Performer Role
Louis Butelli Venticello
James Joseph O'Neil Count Orsini-Rosenberg
Ian Merrill Peakes Antonio Salieri
John Taylor Phillips Emperor Joseph II
Ned Read Kapellmeister Bonno
Deidra LaWan Starnes Madame von Strack
Kathryn Zoerb Katherina Cavalieri
Lilli Hokama Constanze Weber
Yvonne Paretzky Teresa Salieri
Justin Adams Baron van Swieten
Junior Gomez Salieri's Valet
Amanda Bailey Venticello
Samuel Adams Wolgang Amadeus Mozart
Production Personnel
Peter Shaffer
Richard Clifford
Costume Designer
Mariah Hale Anzaldo
Set Designer
Tony Cisek
Sound Designer
Sharath Patel
Lighting Designer
Max Doolittle
Michele Osherow, Resident Dramaturg


Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003

Getting There

  • Capitol South (Blue/Orange Lines)
  • Union Station (Red Line)


  • Street parking


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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