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Mozart and Salieri

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Vienna’s leading composer is seething over the upstart Mozart – a brash newcomer whose genius is undeniable. With envy eating at his heart, Salieri sets in motion a devious plot to poison his famous rival, in this rarely seen opera based on Pushkin’s play of the same name. This intensely intimate psychological drama captures the calamitous collision of one man’s genius against another’s villainy.


Rumors and intrigue swirled after the passing of famed composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, inspiring this one-act opera by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, MOZART And SALIERI, which follows the Italian composer Antonio Salieri, lamenting the envy gnawing at his heart – “Mozart!” Believing him unworthy of his genius, Salieri sets in motion a devious plot to poison the famed composer. But as Mozart plays Salieri weeps – not knowing whether villainy or genius would be his legacy.

Running Time: 45 Minutes

Sung in Russian, available with Spanish, Vietnamese, and English subtitles.


Cast and Creative

Conductor: Donato Cabrera
Director: Fenlon Lamb 
Assistant Conductor: Geoffrey Loff

Assistant Director: Tara Branham

Salieri: Sidney Outlaw (Right)
Mozart: Simon Barrad (Left)
Chorus Master: Christopher James Ray
Rehearsal Pianist & Vocal Coach: Veronika Agranov-Dafoe
Stage Manager: Renee Varnas
Set Design:
Steven Kemp
Lighting Design: Pamila Grey
Costumes: Alyssa Oania
Hair/Makeup Design: Sharon Peng
Video Production: Rapt Productions

Orchestra Members

Cynthia Baehr-Williams, Violin

Val Tisdale, Violin
Claudia Bloom, Violin
Ellen Flanagan, Violin

Chad Kaltinger, Viola
Melinda Rayne, Viola

Isaac Pastor-Chermak, Cello

Andy Butler, Bass

James Blanchard, Flute

Patricia Emerson Mitchell, Oboe

Mark Brandenburg, Clarinet

Deborah Kramer, Bassoon

Eric Achen, French Horn
Caitlyn Smith Franklin, French Horn

William Harvey, Trumpet

Tom Hornig, Trombone

Don Benham, Trombone

Jason Borris, Bass Trombone

Kumiko Ito, Timpani

Chorus Members


Laura Barragan

Rachel Beninghoff

Gayatri Venkatesan

Catherine Williams


Taylor Dunye

Jennifer Hartshorn

Leandra Ramm

Amy Worden



Michaël KIM

Andrew Metzger


Nicolas Vasquez-Gerst


Carter Dougherty

Joshua Hughes

Michael Kuo

Brendan Stone



This production is made possible, in part, by the generous support of Pamela & Craig Carper and Glen Gould & Bunny Laden.

Opera San José is supported, in part, by a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San Jose, the National Endowment for the Arts, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The David and Lucile Packard Foundations, and The Packard Humanities Institute.

Orchestra Rehearsal Photos