- Nannerl Mozart plays "Nannerl Theme" by Phyllis Chen.
(filmed in Tux, Austria by Marco Trenkwalder, DIVA Arts Collective)
- There was another Mozart - a forgotten genius, an other Mozart. The sister of Amadeus.
"Strikingly beautiful." - New York Times
The Other Mozart is the true and untold story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus - a prodigy, keyboard virtuoso and composer, who performed throughout Europe with her brother to equal acclaim, but her work and her story faded away, lost to history.
Created by Sylvia Milo, it is set in and on a sweeping 18-foot dress, and amidst the Enlightenment and a climate of great social change that still resonates today, the play is based on facts, stories and lines pulled directly from the Mozart family's humorous and heartbreaking letters.
Along with music composed by her famous brother and Marianna Martines (a Viennese female composer who inspired Nannerl), original music was written for the play by Nathan Davis and Phyllis Chen (of Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival and the International Contemporary Ensemble) using clavichords, music boxes, bells, teacups, and fans. Directed by Isaac Byrne.
"...fascinating and irresistibly intelligent... it is beautiful." -Theatermania
"The Other Mozart is the most dynamic, theatrical, and moving one woman show I have ever seen... If you love the art of the theatre, the history of music, the conflicts of gender roles, or the power of storytelling, you simply must see this production." - Theater is Easy
"One of the most remarkable theatrical presentations I saw in 2013. Brilliant and absorbing." - New York Arts
"Sylvia Milo’s luscious depiction... eschews the dreaded bio-adaptation problem – and it does so with class and evocative energy. ... a surprisingly deep and penetrating analysis of the life of Wolfgang’s older sister... She sometimes resembles the dancing girl in the center of a music box " - Stage and Cinema
- at Mozarthaus Sankt Gilgen, Austria
- The ♀ther Mozart
written and performed by Sylvia Milo
directed by Isaac Byrne
Saturday, October 12 at 1pm
Saturday October 19 at 4pm,
Saturday, October 26 at 7pm
Sunday, October 27 at 1pm
The ♀ther Mozart is a play about Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus. It tells the true story of this prodigy, a keyboard virtuoso and composer, who as a child toured through all of Europe performing with her brother, to equal acclaim, but who faded away and left behind nothing of her own. The show is set in, on and underneath its costume: a stunning dress some eighteen feet in diameter, which spills over the entire stage. Original music was composed for instruments Nannerl knew intimately, such as clavichords, music boxes, and bells, as well as teacups, fans, and other ordinary objects that might have captured her imagination. With the opulent beauty of the dress, the sweet smells of perfume, and the clouds of dusting powder rising from the stage, the performance creates a multi-sensual experience and transports the audience into a world of outsized beauty and delight — but also of overwhelming restrictions and prejudice. There, in communion with the audience, this other Mozart at last tells her story.
- Sylvia Milo - electric violin with effect pedals.
With A&M at Lion’s Den, NYC