A three part documentary chronicling the extraordinary life of prolific composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, from his childhood as a musical prodigy to his premature death at the age of 35.
– “Miracle of Nature”: The widely-held belief that Mozart was born a musical genius is challenged. It explores his years as a child prodigy, his relationship with his father Leopold, and the composition of the Piano Concerto in D minor.
– “A Passion for the Stage”: Looks at Mozart’s celebrated operas ‘The Magic Flute’, ‘Idomeneo’, and ‘The Marriage of Figaro’, and how they transformed the musical theatre.
– “The First Romantic”: Explores the tumultuous final years of Mozart’s life where he suffered a string of personal tragedies, including the death of his father and four of his children. In spite of this, Mozart was able to compose some of his greatest work.