A rock star of the Roccoco era
The central figure is Mozart, the artistic genius who struggles to free himself from his loving but tyrannical father and to escape the paternalist rule of family and society so that he can finally develop as both a musician and a person – a drama about growing up.
Mozart himself appears as two different characters: as Wolfgang, the man, and as Amadé, the genius. The adorable “porcelain child” that Amadé supposedly once was, dogs the adult Mozart everywhere he goes. Little Amadé is omnipresent in the life of Mozart the man - even if only the audience and Mozart himself can see him.
Amadé, the child prodigy, composes non-stop, while the adult Wolfgang is out gambling, carousing, loving and living, daring to break out of the prison of social convention.