The Metropolitan Opera: Le Nozze di Figaro
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts/Metropolitan Opera House, New York - Main Hall
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About the Event
Experience opera like never before in this astonishing performance of masterworks by Mozart at New York's remarkable Metropolitan Opera House.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Perhaps the most important composer of all time, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was an Austrian composer of the late 18th century. Born in 1756 in Salzburg, he showed prodigious musical talent from childhood. Beginning at five years of age, he composed more than 600 works, including concertos, symphonies, religious works and operas before his premature death at the age of 35. Hi influence over successive generations cannot be overestated - Ludwig van Beethoven wrote of Mozart 'posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years”. Despite the immense success of his compositions, and the acclaim he received across Europe, Mozart achieved little financial security and rwas buried in an unmarked grave in Vienna's St Marx Cemetery.
The Marriage of Figaro
'The Marriage of Figaro' is a four-act opera buffa composed by Mozart in 1786, on an Italian libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte. One of the most popular operas of all time, the work is based on the second of Beaumarchais 'Figaro' trilogy, controversial for showing servants with the upper hand over their aristocratic masters. Witty and clever, Susanna and Figaro teach the lecherous Count Almaviva a lesson in fidelity, whilst pursuing their own happiness.
Approximate duration (min.): 205
- Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus The Marriage of Figaro
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