R | | Biography, Drama, History
The life, success and troubles of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as told by Antonio Salieri, the contemporary composer who was insanely jealous of Mozart's talent and claimed to have murdered him.
During the opening scene, where Salieri is carried through the snowy streets, he is carried past a large extravagant mansion-like building where a party is in progress. According to Milos Forman, this building is, in reality, the French embassy in Prague.
Mozart! Mozart, forgive your assassin! I confess, I killed you...
The Emperor Francis recalls an incident between the young Mozart and "My sister, Antoinette" - ie Marie Antoinette of French Revolution fame. That, however, was simply the French version of her name. Francis would still refer to his sister by her birth name of (Maria) Antonia.
English, Italian, Latin, German
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