Le Nozze di Figaro

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Le Nozze di Figaro

K492 • “The Marriage of Figaro”

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Lorenzo da Ponte wrote the libretto for Mozart's Figaro after falling out with Antonio Salieri, who, as imperial court composer, had obtained the position of court poet for da Ponte. At the time of the opera's composition and first performances, there was a climate of antagonism among factions of Italian musicians and ... read more