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|Overture. Salieri's claim to be the murderer of Mozart.
|Salieri accuses himself of the murder of Mozart and cuts his throat. He is brought into a mental hospital.
|Father Vogler comes to hear Salieri's confession. Salieri plays him some tunes.
invocation to the audience. Young Salieri in church. Mozart touring Europe.
"The Death of Mozart, or Did I Do It?"
|Salieri's admiration for Mozart. Mozart as a child prodigy. Salieri's prayer and his pact with God. Death of Salieri's father.
|1781: Salieri in his prime. The arrival of Mozart in Vienna.
|The Emperor commissions an opera to Mozart; discussion about language.
|Salieri comes to hear a concert of Mozart, wonders what a genius looks like. He steals into a room full of sweets and observes a couple playing obscene word games on the floor. Suddenly the music starts and Mozart dashes off to conduct it. Salieri is shocked by the realisation, but he is deeply moved by the music.
|Salieri sees Mozart for the first time. Mozart's obscene play with Constanze. Mozart's concert and its effect upon Salieri.
|Mozart is chided by the Archbishop. Mozart insults him by bowing to his admirers with his back to the Archbishop.
|Salieri looks at the score and realises the touch of genius.
|The Emperor plans to employ Mozart and commission a German opera to him.
|Salieri prays for inspiration.
|Salieri composes a March of Welcome for Mozart. He is proud of the result.
|Mozart in a wigmaker's shop.
|Mozart meets Emperor Joseph II. He gets permission to write The Abduction from the Seraglio. He humiliates Salieri by improvising on his dull march of welcome before the eyes of the court.
|The audience at the Emperor's. Joseph plays the March of Welcome. Mozart asks permission to write in German. He sneers at Italian opera, then improvises on Salieri's dull march of welcome.
|Katherina Cavalieri's singing lesson. Salieri is jealous.
|The Abduction from the Seraglio. The Emperor's criticism. The news of Mozart's marriage.
|Katherina Cavalieri sings in The Abduction from the Seraglio. The Emperor congratulates Mozart. Constanze is introduced as Mozart's fiancée.
|Leopold Mozart begs the Archbishop to take Mozart back in his service. The Archbishop agrees, but Mozart marries Constanze in Vienna.
|Mozart criticises Salieri's music while drunk. He wants to teach Princess Elizabeth.
|Emperor Joseph wants Mozart to teach Princess Elizabeth. Salieri arranges a competition.
|Game of forfeits. The Venticelli measure Constanze's calves. Mozart and Constanze quarrel. Salieri overhears them and interrupts. Constanze begs Salieri to support Mozart at court and promises to visit him alone.
|Salieri tries to seduce Constanze. She mocks him, but he leaves her with the choice whether to yield or to starve.
|Constanze brings Salieri Mozart's manuscripts. Salieri is overcome by the music and realises that God has betrayed him. He makes an oath to destroy Mozart.
|Mozart is furious and refuses to submit samples of his work to the committee. Constanze brings them to Salieri. He studies them and is overwhelmed.
|Salieri feels cheated by God. He burns the cross and makes an oath to destroy Mozart.
|Constanze returns and offers herself to Salieri. He rejects her but finds consolation in Katherina Cavalieri.
|Leopold Mozart arrives in Vienna. He is appalled by the way his son lives.
|Mozart, Constanze, and Leopold go to a masquerade. Game of forfeits. Mozart imitates Salieri on the pianoforte.
|Salieri recommends a bad musician to teach Princess Elizabeth.
|The Mozarts are poor. Salieri is successful with Semiramide.
|Servant girl Lorl, hired by Salieri, comes to Mozart's apartment. Constanze and Leopold have a violent row and Leopold leaves for Salzburg.
|Salieri spies on Mozart with the help of Lorl and sees the manuscript of The Wedding of Figaro.
|Mozart wants to write The Wedding of Figaro and defends his choice before the court. He is admitted to the Masonic Lodge.
|Emperor Joseph wants to stop Mozart from writing Figaro. Mozart pleads for real people and events in the opera and manages to convince the Emperor.
|Orsini-Rosenberg removes the ballet from Figaro. Mozart insults him and turns to Salieri for help.
|Rosenberg removes the wedding dance from Figaro. Emperor Joseph attends a rehearsal and restores it.
|The Emperor unexpectedly appears at the rehearsal and restores the ballet.
|The Wedding of Figaro. Salieri is overwhelmed, but he does everything in his power to cancel the opera.
|The Wedding of Figaro. Salieri is overwhelmed. The Emperor yawns. The opera is cancelled after nine performances.
|Salieri has great success with his new opera Axur. Emperor Joseph calls it the best opera yet written. Mozart mockingly congratulates Salieri.
|Mozart is badly off and speaks to Salieri about his father.
|The news of Leopold Mozart's death.
|Don Giovanni. Salieri meditates bitterly how to destroy Mozart.
|Don Giovanni. Salieri realises Mozart's fear of his father. He begins to see a way to destroy Mozart.
|Mozart is offered the post of Chamber Composer at a low salary. He is offended but grateful to Salieri. Salieri is appointed Kapellmeister.
|The Mozarts are destitute. Mozart has stomach cramps and nightmares of the cloaked figure. His Mason brothers support him.
|Salieri buys a black cloak and mask like those that Leopold was wearing at the masquerade and then anonymously commissions Mozart to write a requiem mass. Mozart is terrified and accepts.
|A parody of Mozart's operas at Emanuel Schikaneder's vaudeville theatre. Schikaneder asks Mozart to write an opera for his theatre.
|Schikaneder wants to know if the opera is finished. He quarrels with Constanze who wants Mozart to write the requiem mass because it pays better.
|Masonic Lodge. Mozart plans to write The Magic Flute. Salieri suggests that he should put the Masons into it.
|Lorl is terrified and wants to quit the service at the Mozarts'. She tells Salieri about the new opera.
|The Mozarts are starving. They have a row. Mozart is ill. Constanze bears him a son and leaves him. Mozart talks to Salieri about the masked figure who has commissioned a requiem mass from him.
|The masked stranger urges Mozart to finish the requiem mass. Constanze also wants him to continue because of the money. They quarrel.
|Mozart leaves Constanze asleep and goes to a drinking party at Schikaneder's cottage. When he returns home, he finds that Constanze has left him.
|Madame Weber berates Mozart for abandoning Constanze and becomes the inspiration for the Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute.
|The Magic Flute. Salieri feels pity. Van Swieten is outraged and Mozart is expelled from the Lodge.
|The Magic Flute at Schikaneder's vaudeville theatre. Mozart is conducting, then feels dizzy, so he sits at the glockenspiel. He collapses during Papageno's aria. Salieri takes him home in his carriage.
|Salieri haunts Mozart masked in grey. He comes to his apartment and reveals his identity. Mozart is shocked, later mistakes Salieri for his father. Constanze returns and Mozart dies in her arms.
|Schikaneder comes by after the performance and brings Mozart's share of the receipts. Salieri tells Mozart that the money comes from the Masked Stranger. Mozart wants to work on the Requiem but is too weak do write. He asks Salieri to take dictation.
|Constanze at the Spa in Baden suddenly has a foreboding and decides to return home. She travels with little Karl in a stagecoach.
|Mozart dictates the unfinished Requiem to Salieri until complete exhaustion.
|Constanze returns to find her husband dying and Salieri asleep. Reunited with Mozart, she locks away the Requiem and shows the door to Salieri. Mozart dies.
|Mozart's funeral. Constanze glorifies him after his death.
|Mozart is buried in an unnamed mass grave. Lorl weeps bitterly.
|Salieri remains in Vienna to be "buried in fame", which later passes. Mozart's music becomes increasingly popular. Salieri is forgotten.
|Salieri confesses to have poisoned Mozart in order to become immortal, then cuts his throat. He survives. No one believes his story. Salieri is defeated and absolves all mediocrities of the world.
|Salieri is done with his confession. Father Vogler is shaken to tears. Salieri is carted out along the hospital corridor and absolves all mediocrities of the world.