Nannerl Mozart was a child prdigy like her brother Wolfgang Amadeus, but her musical career came to an end when she was 18. A one-woman play puts her back on the stage where she belongs.
But the richest source of information came from the Mozart family letters. There are hundreds and we have them because Nannerl preserved them. Most are written by Leopold and Wolfgang but some of Nannerl’s letters survived as well. Through these letters sometimes only from the replies to her lost letters Nannerl slowly emerged.
I was able to understand the Mozarts as people as a family and through the lens of the times and the social situation in which they lived. I saw Nannerl’s potential – her dreams – her strength – grace and her fight.