Amadeus (1980) was a theatre production by The National Theatre, the Norwegian premiere of the play by Peter Shaffer. The production was planned for the theatre's main stage, but the stage was destroyed by a fire. Because of this, the production was performed in front of the iron curtain in front of the stage. The role of Kaiser Joseph II was acted from the royal balcony.

Toralv Maurstad directed the production.

Ole-Jørgen Nilsen played the role of Antonio Salieri.

Svein Sturla Hungnes played the role of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

The stage designer was Lubos Hruza.


(Objekt ID 37468)
Object type Production
Premiere December 9, 1980
Produced by The National Theatre
Based on Amadeus by Peter Shaffer
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Expressions Drama, Theatre
Running period December 9, 1980  

Requirements to venue

Blackout No


Einar Dahl's private archive, donated by Einar Dahl, 21.10.2014

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Performance dates
May 22, 1981Store Scene at The National Stage , Bergen International Festival – visiting performance
December 9, 1980Hovedscenen – National premiere, Norway
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