Fill me with one piece of true music. He throws the door wide open so that the guests can see into the private apartment where the Archbishop sits - and he can see them. The young man is still in the pay of the Archbishop. He reaches out a hand to steal one of the balls, but at the same moment he hears giggling coming toward him. He looks at the music. He seizes her wrists and thrusts her back.
In the asylum, Father Vogler, a young priest, visits Salieri and encourages him to confess the thoughts tormenting him. Mozart hurries Constanze out of the door. They stop when the young man hears music and dashes out exclaiming that they have started playing his music without him. Mozart looks hastily away from her. Was Mozart a good man? When Mozart comes to the emperor's palace, nervousness causes his high-pitched laugh to be even more exaggerated. His father is a heavy- looking, self-approving man, obviously indifferent to the music. One piece with your breath in it, so I know that you love me.
I behaved like a silly girl. There can't be any other reason you'd marry someone like that. The two servants look at each other in alarm. Before the astonished eyes of the company he proceeds to execute this absurdly difficult task. He has slit his throat. Two versions of him are living in the past.
Between you and me, no one in the world could do musical harm to the Princess Elizabeth. Salieri goes into the salon. The Valet knocks gently on the door. At the same moment the music starts in the salon next door. Von Strack, Orsini-Rosenberg and Von Swieten, amongst others, follow him. The Emperor addresses himself to the march. He can marry who he pleases.
He promises to be chaste and devoted to God if God makes him a famous composer whose name and work transcends time. I was the most famous composer in Europe when you were still a boy. But the man's a fool! Overjoyed, she stops and kisses his hand. Mozart bows to them, also delighted. Mozart pushes through the crowd surrounding her and throws water on her face. A butler serves him goat's milk to drink.
E un onore per mo eccezionale. It is already here in my head. The flower child Mozart tries to govern his life, unsuccessfully, by the lights of three older men. When Katherina stars in Mozart's German opera, The Abduction from the Seraglio, and Salieri finds out that she also slept with Mozart, his desire for revenge against Mozart increases. I thought you must be an old man. She laughs delightedly, then addresses an imaginary Archbishop. I confess what I did! There is a knock at the door.
Constanze is thrilled and wants to immediately welcome Lorl into Mozart's residence. She wants to do everything herself. The candles throw their shadows up onto the peeling walls of the house, which is evidently an old one and in bad decay. Doctor Gulden is walking down it with a priest, a man of about forty, concerned, but somewhat self-important. We see the outside of the 17th-century church sitting in the wide landscape of Lombardy: sunlit fields, a dusty, white road, poplar trees.
The Emperor rises, pleased with himself. As he got off the stool, he slipped and fell. Well then, we should make some effort to acquire him. I cannot let anyone pass. Delightedly, Constanze puts on Leopold's wig, hat and mask: from the waist up she now looks like a weird parody of Leopold in the smiling grey mask, and he looks like a weird parody of her in the silly feminine wig.