W. A. Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro / Edition 1

W. A. Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro / Edition 1

by Tim Carter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521316065

ISBN-13: 9780521316064

Pub. Date: 02/28/1988

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Le nozze di Figaro (1786) was Mozart's first mature opera buffa. It was also the first of his three major collaborations with the librettist Lorenzo da Ponte. Unlike Don Giovanni (1787) and Così fan tutte (1790), Figaro has few obvious problems, and even if it is not without flaws, it nevertheless contains a remarkable mixture of all those elements that go to…  See more details below

Overview

Le nozze di Figaro (1786) was Mozart's first mature opera buffa. It was also the first of his three major collaborations with the librettist Lorenzo da Ponte. Unlike Don Giovanni (1787) and Così fan tutte (1790), Figaro has few obvious problems, and even if it is not without flaws, it nevertheless contains a remarkable mixture of all those elements that go to produce a good opera: a sound plot, a well-structured text and fine music. This opera handbook examines the work from historical and musical perspectives, to set it in the context of Mozart's age.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521316064
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1988
Series:
Cambridge Opera Handbooks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Mozart and the opera buffa tradition Michael F. Robinson; 3. Beaumarchais, da Ponte and Mozart: from play to opera; 4. Synopsis; 5. Verse and music in Le nozze di Figaro; 6. Opera buffa and the Classical style: the Act I trio; 7. Music and drama in Le nozze di Figaro; 8. Le nozze di Figaro: a brief performance history; Notes; Select bibliography; Discography Malcolm Walker.

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