The story of Mozart and Salieri brought to life in this FREE performance by the Cleveland Opera. The story may be familiar to you from the 1984 Oscar-winning film "Amadeus." When a masterful composer gets inspired by a literary genius the result is Mozart and Salieri - a one-act opera composed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in 1897. The original Russian libretto is taken almost verbatim from Alexander Pushkin's 1830 versedrama of the same name. The story follows the apocryphal legend that Antonio Salieri poisoned Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart out of jealousy over the latter's music. Rimsky-Korsakov incorporated quotations from Mozart's Requiem and Don Giovanni into the score.The truthfulness of this thrilling legend may be dubious, but the excitement of the drama of extreme artistic jealousy remains powerfully attractive, especially when the opera is sung by two fantastic voices who are also brilliant actors:- Brian Skoog, tenor, as Mozart- Matthew Mueller, bass, as SalieriThe Cleveland Opera will present this one-act opera in English, complete with staging, costumes and instrumental accompaniment.