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W. A. Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro By Tim Carter (Royal Holloway, University of London)

W. A. Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro by Tim Carter (Royal Holloway, University of London)

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Summary

Le Nozze di Figaro (1786) 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.

W. A. Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro Summary

W. A. Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro by Tim Carter (Royal Holloway, University of London)

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 Cosi 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.

W. A. Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro Reviews

"...an outstanding and substantive discussion of Da Ponte's role in creating the libretto of Figaro...The synopsis of the plot includes significant musical factors, although not at the expense of an engaging narrative flow." James P. Fairleigh, Notes

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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GOR002101963
9780521316064
0521316065
W. A. Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro by Tim Carter (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1988-02-25
196
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