The Librettist of Venice: The Remarkable Life of Lorenzo Da Ponte Mozart's Poet, Casanova's Friend, and Italian Opera's Impresario in America

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The Librettist of Venice: The Remarkable Life of Lorenzo Da Ponte Mozart's Poet, Casanova's Friend, and Italian Opera's Impresario in America - Bolt, Rodney

The operatic life of the librettist for "Don Giovanni" and "The Marriage of Figaro." In 1805, Lorenzo Da Ponte was the proprietor of a small grocery store in New York. But since his birth into an Italian Jewish family in 1749, he had already been a priest, a poet, the lover of many women, a scandalous Enlightenment thinker banned from teaching in ... Read More