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Mozart's The marriage of Figaro : a short guide to a great opera

Author: Michael Steen
Publisher: London : Icon Books Ltd, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Although the story of Figaro's success in preventing the Count of Almaviva's seduction of his fiancée Susanna was politically explosive, it was tolerated in the court of the relatively enlightened Habsburg Emperor Joseph II. Mozart's opera, Le Nozze di Figaro, uses a libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte, and was premièred in Vienna in 1786. It was based on a famous play by the Frenchman Beaumarchais, a sequel to The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Steen, Michael.
Mozart's Marriage of Figaro: A Short Guide to a Great Opera.
New York : Icon Books, ©2012
Named Person: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Steen
ISBN: 9781848314597 1848314590
OCLC Number: 799769575
Description: 1 online resource (32 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title page; Copyright; PREFACE; USING THIS EBOOK; ABOUT THE AUTHOR; MOZART'S THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO; THE OPERA AND ITS COMPOSER; WHO'S WHO AND WHAT'S WHAT; THE INTERVAL: TALKING POINTS; Characterisation; Cherubino; Political aspects; Length; Success?; Some actual tomfoolery; ACT BY ACT; Act 1; Act 2; Act 3; Act 4; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; Sources of quotes; Other sources; Short Guides to Great Operas.
Responsibility: Michael Steen.

Abstract:

Although the story of Figaro's success in preventing the Count of Almaviva's seduction of his fiancée Susanna was politically explosive, it was tolerated in the court of the relatively enlightened Habsburg Emperor Joseph II. Mozart's opera, Le Nozze di Figaro, uses a libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte, and was premièred in Vienna in 1786. It was based on a famous play by the Frenchman Beaumarchais, a sequel to The Barber of Seville. Characters including Figaro, the Countess, Cherubino the page, Doctor Bartolo and Barberina the gardener's daughter sing a succession of famous arias? such as Se.

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