The Alpine Theater Company St. Moritz (ATC) will be presenting the play RE:MOZART, a theatrical interpretation of Mozart’s story, in St. Moritz from 17 December to 18 January 2024.
The Alpine Theater Company St. Moritz is an innovative and highly motivated collective made up of passionate theater enthusiasts. They all share a love of the alpine region and have come together with the aim of creating a vibrant theater landscape in the Engadin. The association aims to create a platform for professional and international theater art and to produce high-quality performances. The performances are intended to inspire the local population and visitors. Theater workshops and summer theater camps for children and adults are also planned for the near future, offering the unique opportunity to be on stage with professionals. ATC’s first production is RE:MOZART, which is financed by both public funds and private support.
A New Interpretation of Mozart
RE:MOZART is a fresh interpretation of the world-famous Mozart, based on Alexander Pushkin’s play, Mozart’s letters and targeted research that promises to reveal never-before-seen facts about the mystery of Mozart. The avant-garde, neon-colored costumes, the deliberately simple stage design, the strategic lighting and the artistic integration of music create an emotional impact that this chamber-like performance strives for. Antonio Salieri, a celebrated musician, encounters Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who dramatically changes his life. The deeply devout Salieri, who is overwhelmed by Mozart’s musical brilliance, sees Mozart as an instrument of God and falls into a whirlwind of jealousy and self-doubt. Meanwhile, Mozart sacrifices everything to break free from aristocratic expectations. In a sophisticated game of chess, driven by envy and pride, they challenge each other until the grand finale. RE:MOZART is a modern drama and a profound exploration of freedom and duty and the transformative power of music that takes the audience on an intense emotional journey.
Alexander Albrecht, who grew up partly in St. Moritz, gained international recognition through roles in renowned productions such as the successful Netflix series «The Queen’s Gambit,» the Sky series «Little Birds,» and the UFA series «Kudamm 63». Albrecht is also the artistic director of RE:MOZART.
The role of Salieri is portrayed by Austrian actor Alexander Moitzi, who is known for his international stage engagements at the Metropolitan Opera New York, the Vereinigten Bühnen Wien, the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz München and the Bregenz Festival, among others. Moitzi is also responsible for the concept and realization of the play RE:MOZART.
The production is directed by Zuoz-born actress and director Felicitas Heyerick, who was awarded the canton’s sponsorship prize in 2012 and the city of Chur’s recognition prize in 2017 for her artistic achievements. Heyerick was a director at the Junges Theater Graubünden and is a core member of the Bad Gandersheim Cathedral Festival in Lower Saxony. She has successfully applied her extensive theater experience to directing professional productions.
Music by Award-winning Composers
Moritz Schneider and Robert D.C. Emery are multi-award winning composers, including the Prix Walo and the Swiss Film Award, and hold numerous number one albums in the UK Classical Charts. Moritz Schneider, who has been a composer and producer for over 20 years, has contributed to films, albums and musicals, including «Dällebach Kari», «Der Besuch der alten Dame,» and the film «Breakout», for which he received the Swiss Film Award. Together with his friend and business partner Robert D.C. Emery, they run the company Arts Festivals in London and have achieved top positions in the British Classical Charts with their own productions. Robert D.C. Emery, a renowned conductor and pianist, is currently Music Director of the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Great Britain. He has conducted renowned orchestras such as the London, Royal and British Philharmonic as well as the London Chorus and the Basel Symphony Orchestra.
Together they produced the music for the play RE:MOZART, which accompanies the theater performance like a film soundtrack. Their composition highlights Mozart’s genius, rivalry, martyrdom, friendship and emotional development using Mozart’s iconic motifs, which are rearranged and interpreted in a cinematic manner. The music, which lasts around 120 minutes, serves as the third pillar of the production, functioning as a narrator through a playback system that accompanies and reinforces the performance based on numerous cues.
Local Talents and Other Great Artists
Renato Valerio Marzano, who lives in St. Moritz and Milan, was commissioned to design the stage sets. His clients include the Venice Biennale, the Piccolo Teatro and the Conservatorio di Musica, both in Milan. Chur-based lighting designer and stage technician Roger Steiger is responsible for the lighting concept. He has worked at Theater Chur and Theaterspektakel Zürich, among others. In 2018, he received the Canton of Graubünden Recognition Award for his work. The costumes were designed by Julia Klug, who lives in Vienna and Berlin. The freelance costume designer works for the Stadttheater Klagenfurt and various cinema and TV productions, among others. Another local was brought on board for the make-up: Annina Schmid grew up in Safiental in Graubünden. Born in Chur, she works as a freelance make-up artist and is responsible for the make-up on the SRF/Netflix series «Neumatt», among others.
The RE:MOZART performances start at 5 or 8 pm and last approx. 80 minutes.
Sunday, 17 December, opening night
Thursday, 21 December
Saturday, 23 December
Wednesday, 27 December
Friday, 29 December
Saturday, 30 December
Wednesday, 3 January
Friday, 5 January
Sunday, 7 January
Thursday, 11 January
Saturday, 13 January
Wednesday, 17 January
Thursday, 18 January, Dernière
Discover more at: atc-stmoritz.com