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 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 Venice, the librettist for three of Mozart's most sublime operas, a collaborator with Salieri, a friend of Casanova, and a favorite of Emperor Joseph II. He would go on to ...

The Librettist of Venice: The Remarkable Life of Lorenzo Da Ponte Mozart's Poet, Casanova's Friend, and Italian Opera's Impresario in America 2006, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, New York

ISBN-13: 9781596911185

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