La finta semplice

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

La finta semplice

K46a, K51

About this work...

Mozart, aged 12, wrote La finta semplice (The Pretended Simpleton), a surprisingly strong effort, even if it cannot stand with his later operatic masterpieces. The libretto he used was written by Carlo Goldoni, as slightly revised by Marco Coltellini. The opera's story is quite complex: Captain Fracasso and Sergeant Si... read more