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Lorenzo Da Ponte: The Life and Times of Mozart’s Librettist

Lorenzo Da Ponte The Life and Times of Mozart s Librettist Three of the greatest operas ever written The Marriage of Figaro Don Giovanni and Cos fan tutte join the exquisite music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with the perfectly matched libretti of Lorenzo Da

  • Title: Lorenzo Da Ponte: The Life and Times of Mozart’s Librettist
  • Author: Sheila Hodges
  • ISBN: 9780299178741
  • Page: 496
  • Format: Paperback
  • Three of the greatest operas ever written The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Cos fan tutte join the exquisite music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with the perfectly matched libretti of Lorenzo Da Ponte Da Ponte s own long life 1749 1838 , however, was fantastic than any opera plot A poor Jew who became a Catholic priest a priest who became a young gambler andThree of the greatest operas ever written The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Cos fan tutte join the exquisite music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with the perfectly matched libretti of Lorenzo Da Ponte Da Ponte s own long life 1749 1838 , however, was fantastic than any opera plot A poor Jew who became a Catholic priest a priest who became a young gambler and rake a teacher, poet, and librettist of genius who became a Pennsylvania greengrocer an impoverished immigrant to America who became professor of Italian at Columbia University wherever Da Ponte went, he arrived a penniless fugitive and made a new and eventful life Sheila Hodges follows him from the last glittering years of the Venetian Republic to the Vienna of Mozart and Salieri, and from George III s London to New York City.

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    1 thought on “Lorenzo Da Ponte: The Life and Times of Mozart’s Librettist

    1. An excellent compact biography of one the most fascinating figures in classical music. Da Ponte was of course the author of the libretti for Mozart's three greatest operas, but he was also a distinguished poet who did much to advance the study of Italian language and literature in the US. A picaresque character - he was close friends with his fellow Venetian Casanova - he was always getting into one scrape after another, but he had a warm heart and was an entirely likable individual. Who else co [...]

    2. A very well researched and thorough life of Da Ponte, a man whose life could easily have come from an opera. While the biographer chose to de-emphasize many of the more theatrical aspects and anecdotes about Da Ponte's life, they are mentioned; though they do not form the bulk of the story. Still, an interesting man who did much for the cause of opera, and played a key role in introducing Italian culture and literature to the young nation of America.

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