Three Mozart Libretti

Three Mozart Libretti

THREE MOZART LIBRETTI The Marriage of Figaro , Don Giovanni and Cosi Fan Tutte Complete in Italian and English Mozart composed three of his greatest operas in collaboration with the librettist Lorenzo da Ponte . The librettos of these ...

Author: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486277267

Category: Music

Page: 307

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Handy practical guide to three of Mozart's most popular operas. Excellent line-for-line English translations face the Italian texts. Also introductions, plot synopses, and lists of characters for each opera.
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History is Our Mother Three Libretti

History is Our Mother  Three Libretti

PRODUCTION CREDITS Music Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto Emanuel Schikaneder Translator Alice Goodman Director Peter Sellars Conductor Andrew Davis Orchestra London Philharmonic Orchestra Chorus Master David Angus Costume Designer ...

Author: Alice Goodman

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9781681370651

Category: Music

Page: 240

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The first appearance of Alice Goodman's two internationally-renowned and controversial libretti, alongside one of her masterful translations. An NYRB Classics Original Nixon in China and The Death of Klinghoffer played a crucial role in bringing opera back to life as a contemporary art form, and they have been popular—and, in the case of Klinghoffer, highly controversial—ever since they were first staged by the director Peter Sellars in the eighties and nineties. Both operas were conceived from the start as collaborations between composer and writer, and their power is due as much to the dazzlingly constructed and deeply felt libretti of the poet Alice Goodman as they are to John Adams’s music. Nixon in China is a story, at once heroic, comic, and unnerving, of men and women making history and of their different conceptions of what history is and what it means to makes it. Klinghoffer, by contrast, has at its center the tragedy of an innocent man condemned at the cost of his life to play a part in history. History Is Our Mother, which takes its title from a line sung by the title character in Nixon in China, brings Goodman’s two libretti together for the first time in book form. Included alongside Goodman’s no less inspired translation of Emanuel Schikaneder’s famous libretto to The Magic Flute, these vivid dramas of character and searching meditations on fate are here revealed as among the most original, ambitious, and accomplished poetic achievements of our time.
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The Mozart Da Ponte Operas

The Mozart Da Ponte Operas

Study of sociological themes in the three Mozart - Da Ponte libretti . In German . G202 . Robinson , Michael F. Opera Before Mozart . London : Hutchinson , 1978 . ISBN 0091362210. 168p . Discussion of the origins and development of ...

Author: Mary Du Mont

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313304130

Category: Music

Page: 204

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This reference guide provides access to almost 1,000 books, book chapters, articles, and dissertations about the three Mozart-Da Ponte operas, Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Cosi fan tutte. Mozart and Da Ponte collaborated on these operas between 1786 and 1791. The literature detailed in this volume includes material published from Mozart's death to the present. Following an introduction to the operas, the bibliography section lists the literature by works in general and by each of the three operas. A discography groups entries by opera and original recording date. This guide will appeal to music and opera scholars. As an essential research tool, sections are cross-referenced throughout. Separate author, title, and subject indexes complete the volume.
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The Politics of Opera

The Politics of Opera

Anthony Holden's translation in his The Man who Wrote Mozart (London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2006), pp. ... In English: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro [Hereafter: Marriage] in Three Mozart Libretti [Hereafter: TML] ...

Author: Mitchell Cohen

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691211510

Category: Music

Page: 512

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A wide-ranging look at the interplay of opera and political ideas through the centuries The Politics of Opera takes readers on a fascinating journey into the entwined development of opera and politics, from the Renaissance through the turn of the nineteenth century. What political backdrops have shaped opera? How has opera conveyed the political ideas of its times? Delving into European history and thought and music by such greats as Monteverdi, Lully, Rameau, and Mozart, Mitchell Cohen reveals how politics—through story lines, symbols, harmonies, and musical motifs—has played an operatic role both robust and sotto voce. This is an engrossing book that will interest all who love opera and are intrigued by politics.
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The Cambridge Companion to George Bernard Shaw

The Cambridge Companion to George Bernard Shaw

13 [Lorenzo da Ponte], Three Mozart Libretti,trans. ... 14 It is difficult toconvey thenature ofthemusic itself, and mere printmust of necessity drawtoo much attention tothe “Covent Garden libretto”side of things.

Author: Christopher Innes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139825566

Category: Drama

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The Cambridge Companion to George Bernard Shaw is an indispensable guide to one of the most influential and important dramatists of the theatre. The volume offers a broad-ranging study of Shaw with essays by a team of leading scholars. The Companion covers all aspects of Shaw's drama, focusing on both the political and theatrical context, while the extensive illustrations showcase productions from the Shaw Festival in Canada. In addition to situating Shaw's work in its own time, the Companion demonstrates its continuing relevance, and applies some of the newest critical approaches. Topics include Shaw and the publishing trade, Shaw and feminism, and Shaw and the Empire, as well as analyses of the early plays, discussion plays and history plays.
Categories: Drama

Lorenzo Da Ponte

Lorenzo Da Ponte

Memorie: I libretti mozartiani, with an introduction by Giuseppe Armani, Milan, 1976. Translations Mémoires et livrets, ... Reprints Mozart This is a new translation; the volume includes the three Mozart libretti in Italian and French.

Author: April Fitzlyon

Publisher: Alma Books

ISBN: 9780714544878

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 305

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This is the revised edition of April FitzLyon's celebrated biography of Mozart's librettist, who provided the brilliant, witty texts for The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and Cosi fan tutte. Born a Jew in the Republic of Venice, Da Ponte became a Christian before involving himself in political and amorous intrigue and having to flee, like his friend Casanova, to Vienna, pursued by both the Inquisition and jealous husbands. As court poet to Joseph II he succeeded Metastasio and worked with many composers, until his escapades forced him to move on to London, where he managed the Theatre Royal, Haymarket. After a series of financial disasters, he moved to New York, where he worked several jobs before becoming a professor at Columbia. He helped to introduce Italian opera to the USA and in old age wrote his notoriously unreliable memoirs.This fascinating portrait provides a colourful picture of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century life in four capitals, combining musical and literary history with an account of the social life of the period.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

On Emotions

On Emotions

Morgan Freeman (“Red”), The Shawshank Redemption, of the “Canzonetta sull'aria,” from Act III, The Marriage of ... Throughout I rely on the edition of the libretto in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Three Mozart Libretti (New York: Dover ...

Author: John Deigh

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199740192

Category: Philosophy

Page: 235

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This volume brings together philosophical essays on emotions by eleven leading thinkers in the field. The essays cover a variety of topics that relate emotions to humor, opera, theater, justice, war, death, our intellectual life, authenticity, personal identity, self-knowledge, and science. Several break new ground in the field. Others extend and deepen work for which their authors are well-known. All but two of the essays are new. Contributors include Noel Carroll, Martha Nussbaum, Paul Woodruff, Laurence Thomas, Kathleen Higgins, Michael Stocker, Nancy Sherman, Jerome Neu, Charles Nussbaum, and Robert Roberts. The book honors the memory of Robert C. Solomon, whose influential work in the philosophy of emotions helped mold the field for over three decades. An introductory essay explains the development and importance of Solomon's thought in this field.
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Political Emotions

Political Emotions

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. (1786) 1979. The Marriage ofFigaro (Le Nozze di Figaro) in Full Score. Reprint, New York: Dover. iii. (1786) 1993. “The Marriage ofFigaro.” Reprinted in Three Mozart Libretti: The Marriage ofFigaro, ...

Author: Martha C. Nussbaum

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674728288

Category: Philosophy

Page: 457

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Martha Nussbaum asks: How can we sustain a decent society that aspires to justice and inspires sacrifice for the common good? Amid negative emotions endemic even to good societies, public emotions rooted in love--intense attachments outside our control--can foster commitment to shared goals and keep at bay the forces of disgust and envy.
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Three Modes of Perception in Mozart

Three Modes of Perception in Mozart

“Tonal Organization in the opera buffa of Mozart's Time.” In Mozart Studies 2, ed. ... Mozart, ein b ̈urgerlicher K ̈unstler: Studien zu den Libretti “Le nozze di Figaro,” “Don Giovanni” und “Cos`ı fan tutte.” Vienna: B ̈ohlau, 1982.

Author: Edmund J. Goehring

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139456302

Category: Music

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This 2004 book is a full-length, scholarly study of what is widely regarded as Mozart's most enigmatic opera and Lorenzo Da Ponte's most erudite text. Against the long-standing judgement that the opera uses a misguided confidence in reason to traduce feeling, Goehring's study shows how Cosi affirms comedy's regenerative powers and its capacity to grant access to modes of sympathy and understanding that are otherwise inaccessible. In making this argument, the book surveys a rich literary, operatic and intellectual territory. It offers fresh perspective on the relationships between text and tone in the opera, on the tension between comedy and philosophy and its representation in stage works and on the pastoral mode which the opera uses in subtle ways. Throughout, Goehring's argument is sustained by close readings of primary sources, many of them little known, and is richly illustrated with musical examples.
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Sudden Genius

Sudden Genius

Since then, The Marriage of Figaro has alternated with Don Giovanni as the most popular Mozart opera. ... and also from the lack of any lasting literary achievement by Da Ponte beyond his three Mozart librettos, that the contributions ...

Author: Andrew Robinson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199569953

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 371

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Genius and breakthroughs appear to involve something magical. Andrew Robinson looks at what science does, and does not, know about exceptional creativity, and applies it to the stories of ten breakthroughs in the arts and sciences, including Curie's discovery of radium and Mozart's composing of The Marriage of Figaro.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

While such an extravagant lifestyle was well within their means by this time, Mozart and his wife spent enough that they saved ... Da Ponte was responsible for the libretti for three of Mozart's most prolific opera in the modern era—The ...

Author: Hourly History

Publisher: Hourly History

ISBN: 9781981659968

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 50

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a figure that is cemented in the annals of history as one of the greatest composers of all time. A fascinating and enigmatic character, Mozart was hailed in his own lifetime as a child prodigy and a musical genius. His travels throughout Europe exposed him to art, music, and education, offering plentiful opportunities for his gifts as a composer and musician to evolve and thrive. Despite his preternatural talents, the artist struggled significantly throughout his life, and he died in his prime. Explore the life of one of history’s greatest classical composers as his ambitions and remarkable skills catapult him into the highest aristocratic courts of the Age of Enlightenment. Inside you will read about... ✓ Prodigious Bloodlines ✓ Early Compositions and Career ✓ Fame, Riches, and Opera ✓ The Man Behind the Music ✓ War Time, Hard Times ✓ The Death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Literature of Jealousy in the Age of Cervantes

The Literature of Jealousy in the Age of Cervantes

Cronología de las comedias de Lope de Vega. Madrid: Gredos, 1968. Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, and Lorenzo da Ponte. Three Mozart Libretti: Complete in Italian and English. Trans. Robert Pack and Marjorie Lelash. New York: Dover, 1993.

Author: Steven Wagschal

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826265678

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

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"Explores the theme of jealousy in early modern Spanish literature through the works of Lope de Vega, Cervantes, and Gongora. Using the philosophical frameworks of Vives, Descartes, Freud, and DeSousa, Wagschal proposes that the theme of jealousy offered a means for working through political and cultural problems involving power"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Mozart

Mozart

He had an extraordinary gift for languages, rather like Mozart himself but on a much more comprehensive scale, and seemed to think multilingually. Da Ponte wrote the librettos for three Mozart operas, The Marriage of Figaro (K. 492, ...

Author: Paul Johnson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101638125

Category: Music

Page: 176

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Eminent historian Paul Johnson dazzles with a rich, succinct portrait of Mozart and his music As he’s done in Napoleon, Churchill, Jesus, and Darwin, acclaimed historian and author Paul Johnson here offers a concise, illuminating biography of Mozart. Johnson’s focus is on the music—Mozart’s wondrous output of composition and his uncanny gift for instrumentation. Liszt once said that Mozart composed more bars than a trained copyist could write in a lifetime. Mozart’s gift and skill with instruments was also remarkable as he mastered all of them except the harp. For example, no sooner had the clarinet been invented and introduced than Mozart began playing and composing for it. In addition to his many insights into Mozart’s music, Johnson also challenges the many myths that have followed Mozart, including those about the composer’s health, wealth, religion, and relationships. Always engaging, Johnson offers readers and music lovers a superb examination of Mozart and his glorious music, which is still performed every day in concert halls and opera houses around the world.
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Morality and Viennese Opera in the Age of Mozart and Beethoven

Morality and Viennese Opera in the Age of Mozart and Beethoven

In the same handwritten list, Mozart called all three “Da Ponte” operas “opera buffa,” once again preferring the generic title ... I use the version that appears in Mozart's autograph score and also in the first edition of the libretto.

Author: Martin Nedbal

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317094098

Category: Music

Page: 244

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This book explores how the Enlightenment aesthetics of theater as a moral institution influenced cultural politics and operatic developments in Vienna between the mid-eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Moralistic viewpoints were particularly important in eighteenth-century debates about German national theater. In Vienna, the idea that vernacular theater should cultivate the moral sensibilities of its German-speaking audiences became prominent during the reign of Empress Maria Theresa, when advocates of German plays and operas attempted to deflect the imperial government from supporting exclusively French and Italian theatrical performances. Morality continued to be a dominant aspect of Viennese operatic culture in the following decades, as critics, state officials, librettists, and composers (including Gluck, Mozart, and Beethoven) attempted to establish and define German national opera. Viennese concepts of operatic didacticism and national identity in theater further transformed in response to the crisis of Emperor Joseph II’s reform movement, the revolutionary ideas spreading from France, and the war efforts in facing Napoleonic aggression. The imperial government promoted good morals in theatrical performances through the institution of theater censorship, and German-opera authors cultivated intensely didactic works (such as Die Zauberflöte and Fidelio) that eventually became the cornerstones for later developments of German culture.
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Studies in Music with Text

Studies in Music with Text

Example 1.1 Mozart/Da Ponte, The Marriage ofFigaro, Act I, opening duet (from Robert Pack and Marjorie Lelash, Three Mozart Libretti: Complete in Italian and English [New York: Dover, 1993]; trans. David Lewin). Camera quasi smobiliata.

Author: David Lewin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198040187

Category: Music

Page: 422

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Throughout his career, David Lewin labored to make even the most abstract theory speak to the experience of the ordinary listener. This book combines many of Lewin's classic articles on song and opera with newly drafted chapters on songs of Brahms, Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann, and Milton Babbitt. Bound together by Lewin's cogent insight, the resulting collection constitutes a major statement concerning the methodological problems associated with interpretation of texted music.
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Opera

Opera

Lachabeaussière also wrote the libretto for Dalayrac's Azémia, ou Les Sauvages (¡786). ... He collaborated with Lorenzo da Ponte, Mozart's librettist, in three operas: Il burbero di buon cuore, L'arbore di Diana, and Una cosa rara.

Author: Franklin Mesa

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476605371

Category: Music

Page: 474

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This encyclopedia includes entries for 1,153 world premiere (and other significant) performances of operas in Europe, the United States, Latin America and Russia. Entries offer details about key persons, arias, interesting facts, and date and location of each premiere. There is a biographical dictionary with 1,288 entries on historical and modern operatic singers, composers, librettists, and conductors. Fully indexed and with a bibliography.
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Rossini and Post Napoleonic Europe

Rossini and Post Napoleonic Europe

She spent much of the last three years of her marriage to Mozart in Baden for medical reasons, at a cost he was unable to ... Nor was he well-disposed toward the court poet who had provided Mozart with libretti for three opere buffe.

Author: Warren Roberts

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781580465304

Category: History

Page: 233

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Warren Roberts has discovered a Rossini that others have not seen, a composer who commented ironically and satirically on religion and politics in Post-Napoleonic Europe.
Categories: History

Mozart s the Abduction from the Seraglio Die Entf hrung Aus Dem Serail

Mozart s the Abduction from the Seraglio  Die Entf  hrung Aus Dem Serail

The Abduction from the Seraglio (“Die Entfiihrung aus dem Serail”) Singspiel in German in three acts Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto by Gottlieb Stephanie the Younger, after Christoph Friedrich Bretzner's libretto for André's ...

Author: Burton D. Fisher

Publisher: Opera Journeys Publishing

ISBN: 9781102009191

Category: Operas

Page: 32

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Burton D. Fisher's extremely popular Mini Guides feature Principal Characters in the Opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and an insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis of the opera.
Categories: Operas

Mozart s Don Giovanni

Mozart s Don Giovanni

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ellen H. Bleiler, Lorenzo Da Ponte ... This Dover edition , first published in 1985 , contains the standard authorized Italian libretto of Don Giovanni , as published by G. Schirmer , Inc. , accompanied by a ...

Author: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486249441

Category: Music

Page: 121

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Don Giovanni has been called the greatest opera ever composed, an almost perfect work. Along with "Aida," "La Boheme," and "Carmen," Mozart's masterpiece is one of the most often performed operas. The work is so admired that when the Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini was asked which of his own operas he liked best, Rossini unhesitatingly replied, ""Don Giovanni."" This Dover edition contains the standard Italian libretto of "Don Giovanni," side by side with a complete new English translation. Convenient and portable, it also includes an informative Introduction, a complete List of Characters, and an easy-to-follow Plot Summary. All repeats are given in full, so you can follow the text as it is sung, without losing your place. With this inexpensive, handy guide, opera lovers can appreciate every word of Mozart's brilliant comic drama in the original Italian or in modern English. An ideal companion for reading along with a recording, a broadcast, or at the performance itself, this superb volume is a first-rate aid to enjoyment of one of the world's most celebrated operas. "
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Mozart s Letters Mozart s Life

Mozart s Letters  Mozart s Life

20. requestwas for a translationofthe libretto fromItalian into German;the translation was done by the Salzburg court trumpeter Johann Andreas Schachtner, a friend of the Mozarts. ... PART THREE MOZART IN VIENNA 1781 – 1791 Breaking with.

Author: Robert Spaethling

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393247961

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

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"A wonderful collection that gives Mozart a voice as a son, husband, brother and friend." —New York Times Book Review "Mozart's honesty, his awareness of his own genius and his contempt for authority all shine out from these letters."—Sunday Times (London). " In Mozart's Letters, Mozart's Life, Robert Spaethling presents "Mozart in all the rawness of his driving energies" (Spectator), preserved in the "zany, often angry effervescence" of his writing (Observer). Where other translators have ignored Mozart's atrocious spelling and tempered his foul language, "Robert Spaethling's new translations are lively and racy, and do justice to Mozart's restlessly inventive mind" (Daily Mail). Carefully selected and meticulously annotated, this collection of letters "should be on the shelves of every music lover" (BBC Music Magazine).
Categories: Biography & Autobiography