Le Mozart Noir is MHQ’s popular docudrama that resurrects the lost genius of Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges, a black composer famous in 18th century France.
The son of a slave, Saint-Georges overcame adversities of class, race and prejudice to become a musical star who would inspire Mozart. Tragically, his music and legacy were lost to history.
Featuring sumptuous period reenactments, never-before-seen archival materials and breathtaking performances by the world-renown Tafelmusik Orchestra, Le Mozart Noir is a classic of arts docudramas.
Broadcaster: CBC, BBC, PBS
Awards: Winner, Banff World Television Award
Finalist, The Golden Rose of Montreux
5 Gemini Award Nominations
"Great TV." - Globe & Mail
"Wonderful. An astounding story." - New York Daily News
"Dazzling! The life and career of Joseph Boulogne, know as the Black Mozart, is absolutely fascinating." - Journal de Montreal