Il rè pastore

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Il rè pastore

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In the spring of 1775, the 19-year-old Mozart was commissioned by his employer, the Archbishop of Salzburg, to write an opera to celebrate the visit to Salzburg of the Archduke Maximillian Franz, the youngest son of the empress Maria Theresa. The libretto chosen was Il rè pastore (The Shepherd King) by Pietro Metastasi... read more

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