As stressed in our core values, the New York Film Academy prides itself on its instructors who often have their own professional endeavors simultaneously occurring on their own free time. Starting this Sunday and running until July 12th at the HERE Arts Center in New York City, NYFA Meisner Instructor, Isaac Byrne will be directing the international hit show, The Other Mozart. The show 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.
Critics have already given The Other Mozart raving reviews including New York Arts, which said, “One of the most remarkable theatrical presentations I saw in 2013…Brilliant and absorbing.”
Set in and on a sweeping 18-foot dress (designed by Magdalena Dabrowska from the National Theater of Poland), 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 female composer who inspired Nannerl), original music was written for the play byNathan Davis and Phyllis Chen (of Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival and the International Contemporary Ensemble) using clavichords, music boxes, teacups, and fans.
For tickets and information, CLICK HERE.
If you’re a NYFA student interested in attending, use the code NANNERL for $25 dollar tickets to see the International hit show directed by NYFA instructor Isaac Byrne!