Paris, April 1778. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart arrives in the French capital from Salzburg. Paris promises to liberate the 22-year-old from the suffocating grip of his father, and from a city that is unable to accommodate his genius. But there is no grand entrance for the former child prodigy. More comfortable with music than with the intricacies and machinations of Parisian high society, Mozart struggles to find a place for his spontaneity and talent. Drawing on both correspondence and flights of fancy, Frantz Duchazeau’s Mozart in Paris shows a prolific, sublime musician butting up against barriers of indifference, tradition and disapproval.