I wonder why the only favorable depiction of Salieri in anything is in Mozart l’opéra rock…
In "Wolfgang A. Mozart" (A Vida de Mozart), Salieri gives harsh criticism of Mozart’s work and takes the job of Kapellmeister- a post Mozart wanted badly. The next shot is of Mozart crying at home while Constanze comforts him.
In “Amadeus”- oh, don’t even get me started. Salieri’s jealousy, his disrespect towards Constanze (watch the Director’s Cut), the fact that his generosity and kind-heartedness is mostly ignored in favor of his desire to kill Mozart, Salieri being made to be the “patron saint of mediocrity” when his music is anything but, the fact that this movie paints him as the antagonist…. I could go on and on.
But in MOR, Salieri is tortured by the fact that he sees Mozart’s music as greater than his, and he sees himself as unworthy. Yet when he destroys Mozart’s career to please Rosenberg and make himse